Bangor city centre to be regenerated under exciting £3.5m scheme

BANGOR & SAMA £3.5m project to regenerate the city centre of Bangor is well underway. The project began in January 2011 and is expected to be completed by Autumn 2012.

Welsh company Dawnus Construction Ltd. have been appointed to carry out the improvements on behalf of Gwynedd Council. The work is being carried out in phases: Phase 1 – the Cathedral to the Clock Tower, Phase 2 – from the Clock Tower to Dean Street and Phase 3 – the area around the Clock Tower.  Phases 1 and 2 have been completed and Phase 3 is ongoing. The last phase, which will be carried out in 2012, will be the Tan y Fynwent area.

The first phase included work on the narrow junction of Glanrafon Road and the High Street. The resurfacing work along the city’s high street will incorporate a timeline illustrating significant dates in Bangor’s history, which runs from the Cathedral area down as far as Dean Street.

The area around the clock tower will now be turned into a pedestrian only area with no access for vehicles (apart from emergency vehicles) up from Tan y Fynwent to the High Street past the clock. Improvements to this area will include reintroducing steps around the base of the clock, planters, mixed seating in the area in front of the bank and other shops, tree planting and light columns in the road leading down to the bus station.

Councillor Gareth Roberts, who leads on the Environment for Gwynedd Council said: “As a Council, we are committed to doing everything we can to promote our local companies and high street shops and these improvements will ensure that the Bangor city centre is stronger than ever.

“This is a very exciting time for Bangor, with several projects taking shape which I am confident will put the city on the map as a modern, vibrant, green place to live, work and visit.”

The projects are funded through the Welsh Government’s £38m North Wales Regeneration scheme delivered in partnership with Councils and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the European Union’s Convergence programme and the Welsh Government’s Mon Menai Regeneration Area Initiative.

John Kelly Construction Services Ltd

John Kelly Construction Services Ltd provide supervision, labour, plant and equipment to carry out and complete the installation of paving and associated works.

We work nationwide and provide a high quality service to the construction industry, including national and regional companies, the Local Authority and private clients. We carry out all aspect of building and civil engineering works. Our specialist paving division carries out in excess of 10,000m² of high quality paving annually, nationwide, for various clients.  All operatives are highly trained and skilled, all holding CSCS and CPCS cards.

We have a good working relationship with Dawnus Construction Ltd and expect this to continue for the foreseeable future. We have also recently completed two new build properties and are diversifying into areas such as providing a mobile stone crushing service.

JKCS Ltd are a hardworking, dedicated and conscientious company who delivery a first rate service promoting confidence in our ability to adhere to budget and time constraints and who focus on customer satisfaction.


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