Fitzgerald Awarded One of the Government’s First Civils Framework Schemes

Fitzgerald have been appointed by Charnwood Borough Council as principal contractor to carry out a £1.5m highway and public realm upgrade scheme as part of the Bedford Square Gateway Improvements in Loughborough, Leicestershire. The civil engineering contract is one of the very first to be awarded as part of our place on the Crown Commercial Service Construction Works and Associated Services Framework Lot 1.2.1.

The ‘pedestrians first’ scheme aims to improve the quality of public realm within Bedford Square, Ward’s End and Devonshire Square and provide better pedestrian connectivity. Our scope of work involves utility diversions, footway widening with provision of high-quality granite paving together with carriageway realignment and resurfacing. The team will also install upgraded street furniture, landscaping and street lighting.

The Bedford Square Gateway project has an overall area of 6,860m2 and will be undertaken across five key phases whilst maintaining safe access to vehicles and pedestrians. Works will commence on site during February with the scheme completed for the annual street fair taking place in November 2021, which will see the town celebrate its 800th year in Loughborough.