West Bromwich Highways Realignment & Public Realm Improvements
Fitzgerald have successfully completed vitally important highway works for a major urban improvement scheme at Carters Green High Street in West Bromwich, West Midlands.
The £1.2 million scheme was delivered on behalf of Sandwell Council over a 26-week period with our site team carrying out infrastructure works to realign the existing highway and footways. Our scope of works included the installation of new paving setts across a 3,000m2 area, provision of seating, tree pits and street lighting along with the creation of a new public square and events area.
As part of the scheme’s aim to enhance the new square with public art, a specialist stonemason was commissioned to carve stone depictions of Carters Green’s historic clock face as well as a memorial stone of Reuben Farley, who contributed hugely to the area’s past.
The live nature of the works saw the team maintain vehicle flow through the area without the need for road closures and crucially, Fitzgerald kept pedestrian access fully open to homes, businesses, retailers and the wider public.
The scheme will help to bring regeneration to the area and increased pedestrian and vehicle safety through better-located and safer pedestrian crossing points, additional on-street parking and improvements to the flow of traffic coming into the centre.
Fitzgerald have previously been awarded two significant highways scheme by Sandwell Council just a short distance from the Carters Green site, and this highlights the strength of Fitzgerald’s collaborative relationship with Sandwell Council and the consistent high-quality performance of our team.
- Highways Construction
- Highways Improvement
- Public Realm & Public Open Spaces
- Local Authority & Frameworks