Six-week delay in water works jeopardises opening of Aylesbury nursery

If the water connections aren't completed by April 30 children won't be able to use facilities at this new building.

By James Lowson
Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 1:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 1:04 pm

Work originally planned for March 4 to grant water access to Thomas Hickman School in Aylesbury has been delayed and is now scheduled for April 29.

A handover was planned for the building on April 30 and without water supply the facilities will go unused. The nursery and school is located on Belgrave Road.

Not having connecting water on the site has already cost the school group reprogramming works and additional costs, that could have been avoided.

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The work being carried out at Thomas Hickman Nursery

Work planned by Thames Water was enabled as verge work only, on further inspection it has now been decided that a full road crossing and footway, and extensive cone off will be needed.

The company did not have availability for this level of works for six weeks hence the delay, which could affect school goers.

Currently the work completed on the site is for a verge and duct and the full roadworks have not been done.

It has been suggested that Thames Water started work to complete the connection on the wrong side of the road and this has caused extra complications to completing the project.