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Bishop Auckland Market Place refurbishment works


Find out about the work we have done to improve spaces and reduce traffic speeds ahead of the building of the new Welcome Building and Observation Tower, at the entrance to Auckland Castle and in the Market Place.

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.

After construction of the Welcome Building

Once the Welcome Building is complete we will return to carry out some paving works inaccessible to us during its construction.

Contact us
Highways and Streetscene
03000 261 000
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