The vision for the city recognised that the new developments will only fully integrate into the city centre through improvements to the city's pedestrianised areas.
In the last three years the following areas have been improved:
Bull Ring and the Springs
- Phase 1 of work covered the Bull Ring, The Springs North and Teall Street.
- Phase 2 covered Brook Street, Westmorland Street and The Springs South.
- Phase 3 Lower Springs
Work completed included the creation of:
- a central water feature
- wider pavements
- improved seating
- a range of new lighting features.
Work to extend the Bull Ring, down Westmorland Street to the junction with Teall Street is now complete. Completion of work has seen the reduction of cars throughout the area with pedestrian priority crossing points introduced, helping to create a safer, more attractive, city centre environment.
The final phase of this programme of improvement is planned to start in Spring 2013 subject to securing funding.
A public exhibition on January 11 and 12, 11am - 4pm, at No. 4 The Springs, will provide details of the scheme and invite comments and ideas from residents, local, property and land owners and members of the public.
The design will be based on using the same materials used on the Upper Springs, Teall Street and Brook Street. Two small areas of soft landscaping will be created to bring some greenery into the city centre.
If you cannot attend the exhibition, please see 'Related Downlands'. If you would like to submit comments email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 8 January 2013