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Next stage of work on Stockton High Street due to begin
THE £38m regeneration of Stockton High Street has reached the next stage.
Contactors have now started work at the northern end of the High Street, after previously working on the laying new paving, road improvements and street furniture on the rest of the street.
Stockton Borough Council is investing about £20m and there has also been private investment, including about £4m spent so far on the refurbishment of the Globe Theatre.
The regeneration programme will create new outdoor entertainment spaces, sculptures as well as a permanent home for specialist and regular markets.
Work will commence on the northern end of the High Street from Lindsay House to The Globe from the beginning of September and will replace paving, upgrade the pedestrian crossings, replace street lighting columns and resurface the roads.
The work will also create a new taxi rank, car park and a dedicated events and specialist market place. There will also be a ‘moving sculpture’ in the town.
It is expected the remainder of market stalls will move to their permanent position next to the Town Hall in the coming weeks. In the meantime they will remain within the market at various locations at the southern end of the high street.
Next month the demolition of Lindsay House will begin to open up access to the riverside from the High Street.
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