Work is progressing well on Gwynedd Council’s £3.5 million project to regenerate the city centre area of Bangor, with improvements set to get underway on the area around the clock tower before the end of August.
The resurfacing work currently taking place along the High Street from the Cathedral to Dean Street will be completed in the next few weeks.
The area around the clock tower will be turned into a pedestrian only area with no access for vehicles (apart from emergency vehicles) up from Tan y Fynwent to the High Street past the clock. The improvements in this area will include:
- A gently sloping platform built in the area in front of the clock tower. The difference in levels will provide seating steps on one side, whilst on the other side the platform will level out and people will be able to walk through between planted trees.
- Pedestrians will also be able to access the platform by a ramp (opposite the corner of the Menai shopping centre)
- In between the steps and the ramp at the bottom end of the platform will be a wall incorporating a large planter with a seating bench at its base.
- There will be sufficient room between the edge of the platform and the Deiniol Centre for emergency vehicles to use
- Further seating, using a mix of seats with arms and benches, will be placed in the area in front of the bank and other shops, which will be surfaced with different sizes of yorkstone paving. Trees will be planted in this area and light columns will also be incorporated
- Tree planting and light columns will also be included in the road leading down to the bus station.
Plans can be viewed at www.gwynedd.gov.uk/BangorPublicRealm and are also displayed in the window at the Waterloo Street entrance of the Deiniol Shopping Centre.
This work is part of the £3.5 million regeneration project for Bangor city centre which is funded through the Welsh Government’s £38 million North Wales Regeneration Scheme delivered in partnership with Councils and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the European Union’s Convergence programme and the Welsh Government’s Mon Menai Regeneration Area Initiative.