Market St/Gloucester Place Improvements
Market Street/Gloucester Place Improvements
Market Street, Gloucester Place and Midland Road were officially reopened by the Mayor of Wellingborough Councillor Lora Lawman on Saturday 2nd April 2011 after 28 weeks of road improvements.
Work began on the 27th September 2010 to create a much more attractive and enjoyable shopping area within the Town Centre.
New, attractive and wider pavements have been laid and the road resurfaced. Kerbing has been removed and the definition between road and path is distinguished by the use of different materials
There will also be new enforcement measures introduced at the cut-through from Church Street , only allowing access for Buses and Hackney Carriage Vehicles.
Why this makes a difference...
If we want to attract more people into our Town Centre we need to make it look better and make it more accessible. We know you want more choice in the town. When people see that a Town Centre is being invested in, they are more likely to invest themselves and bring even more services and shops to us. Better pavements and public areas may seem like a small step but it has been proven in other towns that it's a very important first stage in improving the Town Centre.
Who paid for it?
Working in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council and the North Northants Development Company, the Borough Council of Wellingborough secured significant funding from central Government to meet the cost of these improvements. The money was given for these streets and had to be spent before Spring 2011.
The work was undertaken by transport and highways service provider MGWSP and their contractors PGR Construction.