In pictures: Weston Town Square so far, as paving goes down
PUBLISHED: 09:58 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:19 25 April 2017
Paving slabs going down on the Town Square.
Work is progressing at Weston-super-Mare’s Town Square, as £300,000 worth of paving has been laid.
Weston Town Square before work began.
North Somerset Council is regenerating the square in three stages thanks to £2million of funding from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.
The first stage involved levelling it out, knocking down part of the wall between the square and the Italian Gardens and installing the paving. A water feature will also be put in and some road changes could take place as part of the project, which aims to make the square more appealing and functional.
A plan to regenerate the Town Square was revealed shortly before Christmas. North Somerset Council wants to make the Town Square more functional and easier for people to navigate from the seafront. The Winter Gardens is also being redeveloped by Weston College. Weston College is making good progress with its Winter Gardens development. Builders work at the Winter Gardens, which is set to become the home of University Centre Weston. The Winter Gardens will house students studying for degrees with Weston College's higher education services. Work to improve the Town Square began in January, EJ McGrath took this shot from above. The ground was covered in mud piles as the square was levelled out. Nick Page Hayman took this shot of the site under construction. Photo by Nick Page Hayman. Paving slabs to match the high-quality stone on Weston's seafront has been laid. The project will cost £2million in total. A water feature is also planned for the site.
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