Our Civil Engineering team have been appointed by Calderdale Council as one of the key contractors to deliver the transformation of Elland town centre.
Over £6m of funding from the Future High Streets Fund is being invested in the centre of Elland, supporting improvements to public spaces, the main shopping areas around Southgate and the refurbishment of the community Cartwheel Club.
Our Civil Engineering team are working to improve the look and feel of the town centre and are due to start works this autumn, with surveys taking place in September and construction works beginning in October.
Our planned works for Calderdale Council include:
- Improvements to the Market Square area – Over £1m worth of funding will enhance the area which hosts the market, recognising its long history. This will include surface improvements, as well as significant work to the adjacent Victoria Gardens and the lower part of Elizabeth Street.
- Improvements to the Heart of the High Street – In response to local feedback, work is taking place to improve signage, lighting, and the street environment around the high street area, making it feel safer and look more attractive.
- Improvements to Southgate – Southgate will be pedestrianised and a new seating area will complement the proposed enhancements to Southgate Square, with planting and trees.
Diane Bourne, managing director of Eric Wright Civil Engineering, said: “I’m thrilled that Eric Wright Civil Engineering has been appointed by Calderdale Council to deliver transformative works in Elland High Street, along with the creation of landscaped beds and planting trees around the town centre. We’re looking forward to working collaboratively with everyone involved to deliver works that will not only harness the areas historical features but create thriving, safe places for local residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy.”
Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for towns, tourism and voluntary sector, Councillor Sarah Courtney, said: “These are exciting times for Elland, with Future High Streets funding being used to transform the town centre and bring significant benefits for those living, working or visiting the town. It’s great news that we’ve now appointed the contractors to deliver the projects, which will support the council’s priority for thriving towns and places with new and improved services for local communities.”
Additional works are also planned at the Cartwheel Club in Elland town centre, to upgrade it with new facilities. Calderdale Council have appointed Code Building Solutions to complete the works, which will involve the complete refurbishment of the building to create a new community hub in the heart of Elland. Contractors for Code Building Solutions are already on site, with work expected to be complete in early 2024.
Paul O’Hare, director at Code Building Solutions, added: “It’s great news for Code to participate in the regeneration of the Cartwheel Club. The refurbishment will allow the building to be fully utilised as a fantastic facility for the community in Elland.”