Phase two of Witton Street improvements begin 9 September 2013

The second phase of the award-winning improvements to Witton Street is due to start on Monday 9 September 2013.

It will extend and replicate the work previously completed between Venables Road and the library in Northwich to just beyond the Iceland store and also complete the public realm works in St Paul’s courtyard opposite the Penny Black pub.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has planned the work to be completed by the end of November and a spokesman said that everything possible will be done to ensure as little inconvenience for retailers and shoppers as possible.  Further phases will complete the public realm improvements to the Bull Ring.

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.

Earlier this year the Witton Street public realm work won the prestigious 2013 Street Design Award organised by the Local Government News magazine to recognise best practice and innovation in street design, beating competition from around the country.

Phase 1

Councillor Lynn Riley, 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 development 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 Barons Quay project will deliver a town and enhanced lifestyle that we can all be proud of.”