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Award-winning Witton Street improvements set to continue
THE second phase of Northwich’s award-winning regeneration is due to commence on Monday.
Work to transform Witton Street between the library and Iceland will start on September 9 and will extend and replicate the work previously completed between the library and Venables Road – work that won the prestigious 2013 Street Design Award from Local Government News magazine earlier this year.
The work will also see the completion of public realm works in St Paul’s Courtyard opposite the Penny Black.
The project reintroduces a more traditional feel that enhances the town’s historic buildings using York stone and granite to echo the early 20th century paving patterns that once characterised the street scene.
Further phases will complete the public realm improvements to the Bull Ring.
Clr Lynn Riley, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s (CWAC) executive member for localities, said: “These are exciting times for Northwich. This scheme is putting quality and history back into the main shopping street and it underlines that the transformation project involves the whole town centre not just new developments like Barons Quay.
“The Northwich community has seen a decline for many years for all sorts of reasons, but the Witton Street improvements and the transformation project will deliver a town and enhanced lifestyle that we can all be proud of.”
CWAC has planned the work to be completed by the end of November and says it will do everything possible to ensure as little inconvenience for retailers and shoppers.
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