Central Redditch may be transformed

March 19, 2018 by  

The regeneration of Redditch could take a radical turn if a proposal gets the green light.

The town centre of Redditch currently requires an upgrade and the vision being put forward involves the demolition of the local library and Redditch town hall. This move would leave room for the construction of new housing and office accommodation. Demand for printing services in Redditch would get a boost if the local economy prospered.

Councillors have been discussing policies designed to improve the functionality of the town. Distinct quarters might be beneficial in the vicinity of Alcester Street. A new retail centre could deliver higher visitor numbers to the town.

Councillor Bill Hartnett told the Redditch & Alcester Advertiser:

“We’re looking to create various sectors or hubs within the town centre such as business, retail, leisure, learning, railway, and a public realm. We are also looking to bring more residential accommodation into the town centre, one of the aims being to improve the vitality and viability of the town centre.”

A business case needs to be made to flesh out the plan. This work could cost around £150,000. The completed research might persuade sceptics to get behind the scheme.

The hope is that the scheme will benefit from partnership working and considerable levels of investment. If all goes well, the image of Redditch could be altered in a positive way.

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