A facelift for North Street

Visions of how North Street will look
Visions of how North Street will look

It may look down-at-heel at the moment, but North Street is set for a facelift.

It may look down-at-heel at the moment, but North Street is set for a facelift.

The city-centre road currently suffers from a string of empty shops, narrow pavements, and run-down bus-stops - none of which make a particularly appealing prospect for shoppers.

RBS Real Estate Asset Management (RBS), however, has revealed plans to spruce up the area with wider pavements, improved bus-stops, trees, benches, and a pelican crossing at Prince’s Place.

RBS owns the former Hanningtons department store and Huntingdon House; it is funding the work in a bid to encourage shoppers to visit North Street and stay longer - linking up the area The Lanes, North Laine, East Street, and Western Road areas.

Joss Brushfield, of RBS, said: “This innovative proposal will regenerate North Street and ensure that the street thrives once again.”