New trees for Long Causeway and new look for Wentworth Street

Trees and new bike shelters will be put in place this week as works continue on Long Causeway in Peterborough city centre.

The £2million scheme is the latest phase of the council's public realm works to transform the city centre to attract new shops, businesses and visitors.

The project has included creating a new square outside the entrance to Queensgate shopping centre, replacing the paving and seating and uplighting the trees to create the same effect that is seen on Bridge Street.

Two new trees and bike parking, including two shelters, will be installed this week. The new scheme has increased the number of places to secure your bike to 58.

The main works to transform Long Causeway will be finished by Sunday 31 May. There will be additional works in September and October that are limited to the new square. These will include installing features such as an interactive display board and extra seating.

Works will also begin on Wentworth Street on Monday (18 May) to continue the wider regeneration of the city centre. The street will be re-paved and new lighting installed. These works are expected to be completed by August and will cost £130,000.

Simon Machen, corporate director growth & regeneration, said: "The regeneration of the city centre has attracted new businesses, new jobs and new investment. This has continued this year with two multi-million pound private schemes set to submit planning applications to further improve the city centre.

"The works on Long Causeway have progressed well and the vast majority will be finished by the end of the month. The final works to the new square will be completed after the school summer holidays.  We thank the public for their patience as well as businesses who we have been speaking to on a weekly basis to keep them informed.

"The Wentworth Street improvements honour a commitment we made to businesses to improve the street scene following the public realm works on Bridge Street."

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