Comments : Final phase for New Brighton promenade development!
Over the past few months, the sea front area located in New Brighton on the Wirral has been given a major face lift! The scheme to renovate part of New Brighton’s promenade is due to be completed shortly and was rumoured to cost around £1.3 million.
Various roads that lie adjacent to areas such as the Tower Promenade, Victoria Promenade and Marine Promenade are all in line to be completely resurfaced as part of the final phase of the project.
The last stages of the scheme are estimated to be completed in two weeks however; this all depends on the weather. To ensure disruptions are kept to a minimum for residents, visitors and surrounding businesses, work will be completed in sequences. Businesses and residents in the surrounding area have been informed about the disruption via letter as these people access their properties via the roads which are being resurfaced and parking restrictions have also been in force whilst the scheme is being finalized.
Upon completion of the project, these improvements will give better access to the promenade towards areas such as the Victoria Road, giving a whole new level of access to the shops and small businesses situated there. Another bonus unveiled in the scheme is the addition of more car parking spaces. These extra car parking spaces are desperately needed and will be situated between the Queens Hotel and Victoria Parade. Benches and paving in and around this area will also be massively enhanced.
Wirral cabinet member for highways and transport, Chancellor Stuart Whittingham stated the following;
“The scheme will facilitate two-way traffic flow around the existing Town Square ‘plinth,’ and have a positive impact on businesses in Victoria Road with increased traffic and footfall. We would like to thank businesses, residents and visitors for bearing with us while this work takes place. There is some work still to do but, depending on weather and conditions, this should only take around a fortnight.”
Chancellor Pat Hackett, Wirral’s cabinet member for the economy, said:
“I would like to echo Cllr Whittingham’s thanks to businesses and residents for their continued patience and, would encourage visitors to continue to enjoy New Brighton’s restaurants, shops and attractions where it is business as usual.”
The whole project is being carried out by the contractor D Morgan PLC and the funding for this work is being provided from the Councils capital programme for regeneration activities however, some contribution were courtesy of the Capital Highways Maintenance budget.
This is one of the most recent accomplishments in the New Brighton success story as the resort has experienced benefits from the millions of pounds worth of investment via the private and public sector. This also includes the £60 million Marine Point Development alongside the £12 million redevelopment of the historic Floral Pavilion Theatre.
Nicole Cran, Pali Ltd
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