12 Sep

Work to begin on £2.7m Coalville town centre transformation project

Marlborough Square

Work is set to begin on a £2.7 million project to transform Coalville’s Marlborough Square. 

The redesign – which is part-funded by the LLEP – includes an outdoor market and space for planned events throughout the year.

It also includes:

  • High-quality street furniture, including seating, bins, bollards and information panels
  • Raised planting
  • Feature LED lighting
  • Granite paving
  • Introduction of a one-way traffic system
  • Limitations on vehicle access to the northern part of the square.

The LLEP has contributed £360,000 towards the revamp from Business Rates Pooling.

The LLEP administers the pool, which all nine local authorities contribute business rates to. 

Money is then granted to support the delivery of projects that drive productivity and growth of the Leicester and Leicestershire economy.

Andy Reed OBE, Co-Chair, LLEP, said:

“Marlborough Square will help to improve the look and feel of one of our main town centres.

“We look forward to seeing works complete, and the new and improved square being used by local residents and helping bring visitors to Coalville.”

Contractor Stepnell will start the work to transform the area in September, turning a car park and cut-through road into a pedestrianised public square that will be used for outdoor markets and other events.

Councillor Richard Blunt, Leader, NWLDC, said:

“The redesign of Marlborough Square is a really high-profile project that, together with council and partner investment in key buildings around the square, will make a huge difference to the area once it’s complete.”

The square redesign work will take around eight months, completing in late spring 2024.

Access to all businesses in the square will be retained throughout the work.

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