The City of London has published an update on the highway works around the new Bloomberg building –
“The City of London’s contractor, JB Riney, is progressing highway and footway reconstruction work at Walbrook, Bucklersbury and Cannon Street adjacent to the building of the new European headquarters of Bloomberg.
Over the duration of the project JB Riney will also be making significant improvements to Queen Victoria Street and Queen Street. The first phase of work at the southern end of Walbrook was completed on the 4 February 2017.
Walbrook and Bucklersbury
On the 4 February 2016 we completed the reconstruction of the street and footway at the southern end of Walbrook. By removing the kerbs and raising the level of the carriageway we have created a single level surface that will benefit pedestrians travelling through the area.
We began on site at the northern end of Walbrook on the 1 February 2017 and are working in small sections of the street to minimise the impact to our neighbours. By working in this way we can ensure service vehicles can move through the area. Drivers can access premises on Bucklersbury and the northern end of Walbrook via Queen Victoria Street.
We are using granite and Yorkstone to complement the historic buildings of Mansion House and the Magistrate’s Court as shown above.
Since the 3 January 2017 we have been resurfacing sections of the footway along Cannon Street. We will complete the footpath work and reopen the carriageway before the launch of the experimental traffic scheme at Bank Junction. Resurfacing of the street will be undertaken during weekends in May 2017.
Until the end of April 2017, Cannon Street continues to be open to eastbound traffic only. Diversionary routes have been put in place for cyclists and alternate loading facilities have been provided for delivery and service vehicles. Access is being maintained for all shops, businesses and residential properties.
Overall programme update
The construction programme began in summer 2016 and is being delivered in five phases over a 20-month period. The full scheme is expected to be completed in spring 2018.
The programme (subject to weather) is as follows:
Phase 1: Walbrook (south), August 2016 until early February 2017. Complete.
Phase 2: Cannon Street, January 2017 until May 2017. On site. Footway works will be completed by the end of April 2017 and the Cannon Street westbound closure will be removed. Carriageway surfacing will be completed by the end of May 17 and will take place at weekends only under full road closure.
Phase 3: Bucklersbury / Walbrook, February 2017 until August 17. On site.
Phase 4: Queen Street, October 2017 until November 2017
Phase 5: Queen Victoria Street, November 2017 until May 2018″: