Shape the future of Burgess Park

Burgess Park west

We are spending £3.5million on improving the south western area of Burgess Park, which was not included in the previous redevelopment work. Plans have been developed, taking into account the results of four public consultations, and improvements include a bigger nature area, a play area and improving Rust Square with soft landscaping.

The project site covers Rust Square up to the underpass below Wells Way, including the section of New Church which was within the park and the nature area.

Take a look at the plans (pdf, 2.2mb)

If you would like to be kept updated on the project including diversions or have any questions feel free to get in touch.

Site closure

Rust Square and the area behind Addington Square properties is to be closed in mid May, for construction works to begin. The area is indicated in red on this map (pdf, 247kb). Work will be undertaken Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm, and between 9am and 2pm on Saturdays as required. The area is due to reopen in autumn 2018.

Road closure

The section of New Church Road that was inside the park closed permanently on 4 December 2017 and has now been removed from the park. Along with the greening of Rust Square 1,350m2 of tarmac and other hard surfaces have been converted into soft green space.

Entrance, pathway and park closures

The entrance and pathway from Albany Road (past the lime kiln) and the Addington Square link are now open, and the new park lighting has been switched on

The Quietway 7 route and other new paths will provide a link between Albany Road, Wells Way and Southampton Way. The new paths will be 4m wide, lit at night and shared by everyone who uses the park.

Rust Square and the area to the north of Bowyer Place has now been closed and are not expected to open again until autumn/winter this year.

Previous public consultations

You can download the results of the consultations here:

If you have any questions or you'd like to join the project mailing list for future updates, contact us.

Page last updated: 16 May 2018