Council chief ‘excited’ about square - The Worcester Observer

Council chief ‘excited’ about square

Worcester Editorial 10th Aug, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

THE £20MILLION redevelopment of Cathedral Square is taking shape, as the city council’s leader said it would bring a big boost to Worcester’s economy during a tour of the site.

Coun Adrian Gregson toured the new development last week with Nick Webb from Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund, which is leading the multi-million pound project.

Due to open in summer 2017, it is hoped Cathedral Square will revitalise the southern end of the High Street, with new shops and restaurants, as well as a new public square which is co-funded by Worcester City Council.

Expected to create 100 new jobs, the redevelopment has already attracted a number of companies including Ask, Cosy Club, All Bar One, Miller & Carter and Fitness4less.




Coun Gregson said: “Cathedral Square is a great example of how the private and public sectors can work together to ensure Worcester is a prosperous city that can attract new businesses and investors to boost local employment.

“It’s exciting to see this fantastic scheme coming together and to witness how the City Council’s investment is working alongside Salmon Harvester’s and funding from Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire LEP, to create an attractive new destination in our city centre with fantastic views of the Cathedral.


“I’m sure it will be very popular with residents and visitors.”

Nick Webb, from Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund, said: “The new Cathedral Square is a real vote of confidence in Worcester’s economy by Salmon Harvester and it’s good to be able to give Coun Gregson a flavour of how the completed development will look.

“Both of us are looking forward to summer next year when everyone can enjoy this great new boost to retail, leisure and employment in the city.”

Des O’Neill, managing director at Speller Metcalfe, said: “This new scheme has already demonstrated the appeal of Worcester to some of the UK’s household names.

“As a local contractor it is fantastic to see money spent going back into the local economy, both during construction and when the new centre opens.”

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