05:18PM, Thursday 02 January 2020
A Maidenhead town centre construction site has flooded.
Photos taken today (Thursday) show construction vehicles almost completely underwater at the Shanly Homes Waterside Quarter development, the final phase of the Chapel Arches project, behind Maidenhead High Street.
The site includes a part of the Maidenhead Waterway, which had been blocked off and drained to allow workers to access the whole area.
Once complete, the development is expected to provide 182 new homes to the town.
A Shanly Homes spokeswoman said: “Our contractors are currently carrying out stream widening works to a short stretch of the watercourse north of Chapel Arches.
"This area became flooded over the Christmas period due to a surge of water from upstream. As the new banks on one side are not yet completed, water entered the site itself.
"Our contractor has started to pump the water out of the site and stream in order that works on site can recommence.
"Although this has caused delays to the stream widening works, thankfully damage has been limited to some site equipment.”
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