Birmingham Road site improvement works to resume

digger on top of rubble

Contractor makes preparations to re-start work on key gateway site in Lichfield from Monday 11 May 2020.

After temporarily stopping work on Lichfield District Council’s Birmingham Road site, The Coleman Group is set to get back on site next week.

The project to improve the Lichfield site, which includes the bus station and old police station, was put on hold due to safety concerns around the spread of the coronavirus.

Work completed so far includes resurfacing the bus station and demolishing the police station. Work will pick up where it was left off, starting with the removal of the police station foundations.

This will be followed with finishing off the bus station improvements, including refreshing the bus shelters and adding in new benches and bins. It will also see the creation of a replacement 56-space long-stay car park, the removal of the old bus station shops and toilets, the installation of new toilets and landscaping of the area.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Investment, Economic Growth & Tourism, said:

“With coronavirus affecting all aspects of work, we understood the decision to temporarily down tools. However, we’re really pleased work is set to get started again, as we know this site is in need of regeneration, because it is such a prominent area and a gateway to the city. The works will make the area more attractive and safer, and we look forward to our contractors starting up again, with social distancing measures in place.”

Published: 6 May 2020