1. Why would the construction of the development be spread in three phases taking 4-5 years?
The first phase would need to be built on open areas of the site in order to provide accommodation for those residents who need to be rehoused on site. The then vacant existing buildings for the second phase would be demolished and subsequently constructed, allowing for the next group of Ham Close residents to move into the new accommodation. This process would be repeated throughout subsequent phases to ensure that any resident of Ham Close wishing to remain in the community would be able to do so.
We anticipate that construction could take approximately 4-5 years to complete. However, RHP and Richmond Council are exploring options such as alternative construction methods which could help reduce the length of time needed, to minimise the impact on residents.
2. What happens if the scheme goes bust midway through the project?
On any development project there is a risk that the contractor goes into liquidation. We will do all we can to make sure we choose a financially sound contractor. If this still did happen then we would appoint another contractor as soon as possible in order to finish the scheme.
Page last updated: 26 May 2017