Multi-million pound Worcester city centre revamp to begin soon

Angel Place, Worcester
Angel Place Worcester

Plans to revitalise parts of Worcester city centre have been unveiled by Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council.

The works, set to start early in the New Year, will see millions of pounds in funding invested in the city centre.

The improvements which will continue into 2024 include new surfacing, lighting, seating, planting and decluttering.

They are part of the major regeneration of the Angel Place and Angel Row area of the city centre, supported by £17.9 million from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund.

Councillor Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport said: “It’s fantastic news that work is about to begin on this important part of Worcester’s city centre.  Improving the city centre will make the area more attractive to everyone including residents, shoppers and businesses, helping to create a better environment, worthy of Worcester’s historic character.”

The Leader of Worcester City Council, Councillor Marc Bayliss said: “The Government’s investment of £17.9m of its Future High Streets Fund into Worcester is set to create an exciting leisure, cultural, entertainment and residential quarter in the “northern gateway” area around Angel Place, including a new theatre for the city.”

People are invited to come and see more about the Phase 1 city centre improvement works in Angel Place and Angel Row at an unstaffed exhibition at the Guildhall in Worcester which is now available to view and will run into the New Year. People can also and can email feedback to majorprojects@worcestershire.gov.uk

The announcement of the work follows Worcester City Council’s successful bid for funding from the Future High Street Fund.  Worcestershire County Council is working in partnership with the City Council to deliver a programme of improvements across the north end of the city centre.

Schemes already carried out in recent years in the city have seen improvements to Pump Street and The Shambles.