Hereford High Town improvements

Phase two of city centre improvements

The second phase of work to upgrade Hereford City Centre will run from May 2018 until early 2019 with the refurbishment of Commercial Street.

The work is the second phase of a refurbishment project that will upgrade the area to be consistent with the look of Widemarsh Street and High Street.

The project will tie in with longer term plans to improve Commercial Road and Blueschool Street, which will enhance the city as an attractive and easily accessible destination for visitors and shoppers.

The work will be phased to ensure minimal disruption to businesses and shoppers. All access to frontages will be maintained. Work will continue through 2018 with a break for the busy Christmas shopping period and recommence in January 2019 for a short period.

About the city centre improvements

The city centre improvements are designed to support the local economy, enhance the city centre retail environment and reduce the revenue maintenance costs of the existing city centre. The High Town refurbishment scheme is part of an emerging master plan for Hereford city. It will create an attractive vibrant city centre to help support existing businesses and create new opportunities to encourage more visitors and retailers to the city centre. It will also create an excellent space for pedestrians and cyclists and will ensure a clean, modern and clutter-free city centre.

The Old Market development has improved the leisure and shopping experience in Hereford and has brought more people to Hereford 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.

You can keep up with the latest news on the Hereford 2020 blog.

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