Bishop Auckland Market Place refurbishment works
Find out about the work we have already done to improve pedestrian spaces and reduce traffic speeds in the Market Place, as well as the current works around the new Welcome Building and Observation Tower, at the entrance to Auckland Castle.
We are now completing the paving works which were inaccessible to us during the construction of the Welcome Building. These works should be complete in July 2018.
What improvement works have been made?
Improvements to the footpaths and roads in the Market Place completed in April 2017 included:
- The installation of high quality granite setts in the carriageway and Yorkstone paths, which are sympathetic to the conservation status of the Market Place.
- Kerblines have been altered to improve the area for pedestrians, as well as facilitating the construction of the new Welcome Building.
- A pedestrian island has been installed in Castle Chare, providing an improved and safer route for pedestrians from the Market Place to and from Auckland Castle.
The works complement the improvements made elsewhere in Bishop Auckland, including the refurbishment of Auckland Castle, and were designed to complement the multi-million pound, award-winning regeneration of the Market Place carried out by the council in 2011.
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