Upgrading Allhallows and Church Square

Published on 21 July 2020

Works are scheduled to start on July 27th on improvements to Allhallows and Church Square. 

The whole stretch of Allhallows from St Loyes Street down to Midland Road, and Church Square will be included. 

Existing pavements and roadway will be rebuilt and re-laid with a high quality granite surface.

Alongside new seating, cycle stands and lighting, this will create an enhanced public space.

Throughout the project, people will be able to access the area, shops and cafes, and business deliveries will be facilitated.

The contractor Ryebridge Ltd will be setting up a site office with a drop-in centre for the public. If you have questions about the scheme, you can also contact Sean Scully of Ryebridge Construction Ltd on 07970 053579.

Following initial exploratory works, the full reconstruction works will take place in phases. Works will be suspended during December so that the busy Christmas period for the town centre is not affected. The project is expected to be complete next Spring. 

Mayor Dave Hodgson said “With the building of the new bus station, the surrounding area had begun to look tired and I am very pleased that we can bring forward this major improvement project.

“Council officers and the contractors will be going door-to-door with local businesses in the coming days to speak to them about the works, and answer any questions they may have. We have tried to keep these works as low impact as possible, with a phased approach to ensure pedestrians can still come through and a suspension of works in the run-up to Christmas.

“With upcoming works to the High Street to create more space for pedestrians and reduce traffic, and the exciting possibilities represented by the Town Centre Plan, the Town Deal and the High Street Heritage Action Zone we are looking to the future to ensure our town centre continues to thrive in these difficult times.”

Daniel Coyle Managing Director of Ryebridge said “We are really excited to be Principal Contractor and delivering these improvements. We have vast experience working in public areas and we will ensure that these improvements are delivered with minimal impact to retailers and members of the public. Our team will shortly start meeting with retailers to build positive relationships and we will make regular progress updates as the project progresses.

“To make it easier for the public and retailers to communicate with us we have secured a retail unit on Allhallows where our team will be based and happy to take any comments or queries. There will be social distancing measures in place but we will use the shop front to display relevant information such as plans, maps and updates.”

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