Pedestrianisation of Braintree town centre

Timeline of work

We are now transforming Braintree town centre into a new safe, flexible and traffic-free space to encourage people to visit and use.

We have planned the construction works in phases that will be complete soon.

As we progress through the town centre in a phased way this will mean that some elements of the town centre works will be completed much sooner. We are making considerable progress and many areas are now completed.


A map highlighting the streets that will have building work in each phase


You can find below details of the latest upcoming construction work.

Whilst the majority of the construction work is now complete, there are various areas the contractor need to finalise and improve upon prior to handover.

We have identified areas that are subject to some snagging which are currently being addressed by our contractor Limegate.

The contractor will be looking at all areas at the end of the project to ensure all work is done to an acceptable standard before the project is completed.

Utility works

We are aware of essential utility works currently taking place in Braintree High Street that include works to the new surfacing. These works have been agreed with Essex County Council and the utility provider will re-instate the surfacing once their works are complete.

Updated: Wednesday 20 July 2022 

Street furniture and trees 

  • The new litter bins have already started to be installed
  • 5 of the new benches are starting to be installed and more will be added at a later date
  • A series of wayfinding signs will be installed across the town centre soon
  • The final, permanent access gate at Bank Street and permanent bollard at the bottom of the High Street has been installed

We will keep this page updated with any changes to the construction work programme from the contractor.

Change to contractor

We have decided to complete the remaining stages of construction work via a new contract. 

Progressing the town centre works in a phased way means we will be able to complete some elements soon after our new contractor starts on site.

Keep up to date

We will also update these pages and our social media channels with news and information on the project.

You can email us if you have any questions about the pedestrianisation of Braintree town centre.

You can also get regular updates on news and progress on the scheme and the Victoria Square development by: 

Your Town

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 552525