City and town centre improvements
The aim is to provide public spaces that are both robust and functional as well as being distinctive, attractive and which helps to preserve the county’s historic character.
Image: Cathedral Square by Andy Burton
We have a programme of works to improve the heart of our towns across the county.
The aim is to provide public spaces that are both robust and functional as well as being distinctive, attractive and which helps to preserve the county’s historic character. This is essential to developing Worcestershire’s economy, particularly as a centre for sustainable tourism.
On these webpages you will find information on improvement schemes that are in progress and those that have been recently completed.
Malvern Hills Science Park
As a key employment location in Worcestershire and one of Worcestershire County Council's Game Changer sites, an expanded Malvern Hills Science Park has a very positive impact on economic growth, particularly as it is a strong location for attracting PHD level staff with direct trains from Birmingham (1 hour) and London (2.5 hours).
Home to the National Cyber Skills Centre, the UK’s only e-skills UK accredited centre of cybersecurity excellence, Malvern is already one of the primary locations in the UK for research, development and the commercialisation of cybersecurity products and services. Prestigious companies in residence nearby include NexGWorx (Worcestershire 5G) and QinetiQ.
Phase 5, the most recent expansion opened in April 2019, is designated as 'grow on space' for new and existing tenants with 17,000 square feet divided into six large units.
For further information on the Malvern Hills Science Park expansion:
Worcester Future High Street Fund
On these pages you will find information about the Worcester Future High Street Fund improvements which aim to deliver improvements to the public realm environment in the northern end of Worcester city centre.
Shrub Hill Quarter, Worcester
Shrub Hill will become a vibrant new destination and community for Worcester.
Redditch Town Centre improvements Phase 3
On these pages you will find information about the third phase of Redditch Town Centre improvements which aim to deliver improvements to the public realm environment in the town centre.
These proposals form Phase 3 of improvement work in Redditch Town centre, earlier phases have already been delivered in Alcester Street and Market Place. Link to completed town centre improvements Redditch improvements | Worcestershire County Council
The improvements form part of the Redditch Transport Strategy outlined in the current Worcestershire Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4) supporting regeneration and economic growth.
Public space upgrades will focus on:
- Unicorn Hill
- Church Green West and
- St Stephen’s churchyard
The scheme will deliver a high-quality public realm using sustainable, maintainable and appropriate surfacing materials which will complement the surrounding space and could extend to replacement LED street lighting.
Construction is planned for late summer and autumn 2024.
Map Description: This map shows the various works that will be taking place along Unicorn Hill and Church Green West