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Next steps in Nuneaton town centre transformation confirmed

Published on Tuesday, 7th December 2021

The Bridge to Living regeneration scheme in Nuneaton town centre is ready to move to the next stage


Key buildings in Bridge Street and Church Street in Nuneaton town centre have been acquired by the Council to deliver the exciting Bridge to Living regeneration scheme.

The scheme is just the latest stage of work in the Transforming Nuneaton proposals published in 2019 by the Council and other key local stakeholders including Warwickshire County Council.

The properties are to be demolished to make way for a mixed use scheme providing new workspace, live work units, residential accommodation, and a connection along the river from Bridge Street to the George Eliot Gardens.

The Council will be working to finalise the development scheme and consultation will be undertaken prior to the planning application being submitted.

Businesses who occupy the properties directly affected by the proposals have been contacted to be briefed about the project and arrangements are in place to support those who might choose to find alternative accommodation in the town centre or relocate elsewhere.

The expectation is that traders will have moved on by this time next year and will have secured their futures. A similar exercise in Abbey Street has seen some traders move to other parts of town, while others have decided to close their business altogether or move away.

Explained Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council leader, Cllr Kristofer Wilson: “Our priority working with partners is to open up a completely new future for our town centre. Inevitably this means change as we bring new investment to re-shape the buildings here.

“This phase of work is important as it shows again how the town centre will change. A whole section of retail units will be demolished and, along with work on neighbouring land and buildings, will become part of the open space that will help make Nuneaton’s heart a more attractive area to visit.

“We are keen to work with existing traders wherever we can and retain their business here for visitors and local people. Most of all, we are working hard now so we can look forward with optimism to a bright new future for the centre of the town.”