The West End is getting a new look this summer with a big spruce up for Frankfort Gate and the area around Plymouth Market.
Frankfort Gate will be transformed into a family-friendly space, creating an attractive gateway into the West End and up to the market and provide more space for events. Work will include:
Providing a colourful soft play surface for children
Refurbished and colourful seating
New planting within raised tree surrounds to give a splash of colour
New street lighting, new power points for events and feature ornamental lighting both within and around the new tree surrounds
Planting and other environmental works will also take place in Market Avenue and Cornwall Street.
The work is a joint project by Plymouth City Council and the City Centre Company and is designed to create a more vibrant feel to an area that is already seeing more people sitting out and enjoying the cafes that are now open there. The work started on July 20 and is expected to take seven weeks.
Last year the Plymouth City Centre Company created the West End Plymouth brand to give the area its own identity. Benches and planters have already been given a bit of TLC with the bright branding and we are promoting the area as a great destination for independent shopping and food and drink.
Steve Hughes, chief executive of the Plymouth City Centre Company, said: “We started this project last year and the branding is now clearly visible across the West End and there is a real sense of togetherness from the businesses and the community. This new work will be a huge boost for local businesses. It will create a space that people want to visit and spend time in and will give us the opportunity to put on more events.”
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