Scheme to revitalise Loughborough town centre gets underway

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Work on a major regeneration scheme for Loughborough town centre will get underway on Monday, 22 February.

Charnwood Borough Council is carrying out the £2.6 million Bedford Square Gateway Project to make the area more attractive to visitors and to support local businesses.

The Council says the long-standing scheme is more important than ever as the town looks to the future and recovering from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The project will see footpaths widened and re-paved to create a high-quality and attractive street scene which will showcase the area’s character and heritage. Character street lighting and furniture will also be added and more of the area will be on one level, making it more accessible.

A large open space in Devonshire Square will be created to host events and markets. The scheme also retains parking and maintains traffic flow in the area.

Council leader Jonathan Morgan said: “The Bedford Square Gateway Project will transform the southern end of the town centre and make it a much more welcoming place to visit. I look forward to seeing it progress and when completed it will make a significant difference to Loughborough.

“This scheme takes on greater significance because of the

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