A MAJOR revamp of a main city centre shopping street will kick off next Monday (March 18) after Severn Trent completed work in the local area.
The city centre programme of improvement works for The Shambles and Church Street is set to begin with Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council working together to deliver the project.
The scheme aims to introduce an attractive, multi-functional and durable area of the city centre and improve visitors numbers to the street to boost the local economy.
Included in the scheme are plans to resurface the footways and road, introduce segregated loading bays for delivery vehicles, the planting of suitable street trees, improvements to street furniture and an upgrade to street lighting.
Coun Ken Pollock, cabinet member for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “I’m delighted work is beginning on this scheme to improve The Shambles and Church Street.
“The planned works will significantly improve this historic area of Worcester City and will also complement the improvements made in other areas of the city over the last few years. It is another example of our Town Centre Improvement Programme which has been successful in other areas of the county.”
Coun Adrian Gregson, vice chair of Worcester City Council’s Place and Economic Sub Committee said: “The Shambles is one of Worcester city centre’s most popular retail areas. These improvements, which we are jointly funding with the County Council, will help to ensure The Shambles continues to be a vibrant place which people want to shop, visit and socialise in.
“We apologise for any disruption caused while the works are underway.”
Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/shambles for more.