Hereford High Town improvements

Phase two of city centre improvements

The second phase of work to upgrade Hereford City Centre is due to be completed in early 2019 with the refurbishment of Commercial Street, enhancing the city as an attractive and easily accessible destination for visitors and shoppers.

The work is being phased to ensure minimal disruption to businesses and shoppers, with access to shop frontages maintained.

The improvement work will pause during the busy Christmas shopping period and recommence in January 2019 until completed.

About the city centre improvements

The city centre improvements are designed to support the local economy and enhance the retail environment. The refurbishment scheme is part of the plan for Hereford to create an attractive, vibrant city centre to help support existing businesses and create new opportunities to encourage more visitors and retailers.

The Old Market development has improved the leisure and shopping experience in Hereford and has brought more people to the city since it opened in May 2014. The refurbishment of Widemarsh Street in 2010 created a popular and attractive link between the old and new parts of the city and the High Town refurbishment will extend this area.

The improvements will also help create an excellent space for pedestrians and cyclists and will ensure a clean, modern and clutter-free city centre.

Improvements to the city centre for people who walk or cycle

In 2017, we consulted on a cycle contraflow in St Owen Street, Hereford. View the consultation.

Feedback is currently being considered and there will be further consultation in the near future as the scheme is developed further.