After a major refurb Wellington Street is now open

By Claire Dukes - 21 June 2019


Wellington Street is now officially open, as final touches are made to the regeneration project.

Cllr David Renard, Leader of Swindon Borough Council, Cllr Gary Sumner, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, and Cllr Maureen Penny, Cabinet Member for Highways and Strategic Planning, at Wellington Street with officers and contractors.

Wellington Street is now open, following a £851,000 revamp to resurface the roads and create separate paths for pedestrians and cyclists. The new layout also includes a zebra crossing as well as a new toucan crossing on Milford Street.

The project is one of Swindon Borough Council's key town centre regeneration pledges to create a more accessible route from the railway station into the heart of Swindon.

Although Wellington Street - which connects the railway station to the Tri Centre on Manchester Road and Milford Street - is currently open, contractors will be on site for another week finishing off small remedial works.

Councillor Maureen Penny, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and the Environment, said: “I am pleased to declare Wellington Street officially open following the regeneration work that has taken place.

“The area around the railway station now feels much more welcoming and the transformation should make people feel extremely proud of their town.

“I would like to thank commuters for bearing with us while the work has gone ahead.Improvements like this will contribute towards Swindon being recognised as a desirable place in which to live, work, invest and do business.”

The £851,000 scheme has been funded by a grant received by the Council from the National Productivity Investment Fund. This is being supplemented by S106 developer contributions that have been received from various town centre developments, and Local Transport Plan funding.

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