CROWNGATE Shopping Centre chiefs have revealed the £1.5million redevelopment of the Angel Place entrance of Friary Walk will begin in early March.
After investment from the shopping centre’s owner rhe Crown Estate, the updates will include new windows and a modernised entrance at Angel Place when it is completed in the autumn.
Centre manager Mike Lloyd said the refurbishment would create a better shopping environment while respecting traditional heritage of the city centre.
“The investment helps to showcase Crowngate as a destination which continues to attract established brands and independent operators, as well as being a venue which people enjoy visiting,” he said.
“It will open additional doors in terms of potential new businesses, which will increase employment and boost the local economy.”
“This is an incredibly exciting time for Crowngate Shopping Centre, with so much on offer from our brilliant selection of stores to the family-based activities we host.
“The enhancement of the building will certainly help reflect our vision of becoming Worcester’s go-to for shopping, dining and entertainment.”
Midlands-based construction company, adi Building and Refurbishment has been appointed to carry out the redevelopment with a workforce of 15 people from Worcestershire and neighbouring counties for the 26-week project.
David Beebee, managing director at adi Building and Refurbishment, said: “We are delighted to work with The Crown Estate and Crowngate Shopping Centre to deliver a scheme that will contribute to the continuing redevelopment of Worcester City Centre.