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 by this summer.

Phases

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

 

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

Town centre location

Construction work

Start of works

Market Place (The Bull side)

Create one level surface including street lighting column foundations, ducting and tree pits

We will be undertaking paving and resin in this area at a later date. Timings to be confirmed.

Week commencing 3rd May 2021

Market Place (The Lounge and Fish Bar side)

Create one level surface including street lighting column foundations, ducting and tree pits

We will be undertaking paving and resin in this area at a later date. Timings to be confirmed.

Week commencing 10th May 2021

Works outside shop frontages will be undertaken overnight and evening

New Street

The installation of York Stone surround to the tree is being finalised.  

On completion of the Yorkstone we will return to undertake the remaining area up to the shops and premises.

Week commencing 10th May.

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

We will also update when we have a clearer idea on when work will start in Great Square and Market Place. 

COVID-19

We have considered the impact of COVID-19 on the project. 

We know people want to follow government guidance on social distancing. We will look to provide the safest practical route for pedestrians to use whilst construction is taking place.

We will place advanced signage on-site before any upcoming work. You should follow the local signage, especially where there is less space during construction work.

We will be in regular contact with residents, businesses and stakeholders who may be directly affected by the work at various stages of the project.

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

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.

Find out more about the change to contractor

Keep up to date

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
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525