BUSINESSES in Warndon are set to receive a boost after a £500,000 project to revitalise the area was completed.
A total of 33 dilapidated garages were knocked down as part of the facelift on Cranham Drive which got underway in February last year.
The area, which is known locally as the Cranham Parade, has seen the creation of a new car park, access road for staff and customers and more bin storage.
Shop owners have also benefited with improvements made to the front facade of buildings and new lighting in the walkways, while the outdoor area has been revamped, something which was welcomed by Monika Syska-Unger of Giles Pharmacy.
“We are all really pleased with the transformation as its looking really great,” she said.
“Customers are pleased too. Local shops made a big difference to local lives and we are hoping that the work will encourage more people to pop along to the parade to shop locally.”
A tree planting ceremony was held in the area to mark the completion of the work which has been delivered by Worcester Community Housing.
Mark Bell, property investment manager at Fortis Living, added: “The improvement works have made a real impact on the local area. We have taken what was a tired looking space and transformed it into a vibrant locale for everyone to enjoy.
“The feedback we have received so far has been really positive. Residents are telling us they are enjoying the new space and feel a renewed sense of pride in their neighbourhood.”