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Castlegate, Sheffield begins phase 2 of its renovation project

The “Grey to Green” scheme, undertaken by local authorities aims to reinvigorate the historic part of the city
  • June 01, 2019 10:00
  • Author Anton Stoyanov
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Under the “Grey to Green” project, Sheffield is being completely transformed – the old roads are being turned into beautiful and lush green spaces, perfectly suited for traveling via bikes or on foot. The first phase of the scheme focused on the city’s centre, while the second one is set to renovate and reinvigorate one of the oldest and most famous parts of the city – Castlegate. Local residents, business owners and hotels will be happy to hear that Castlegate will soon be completely transformed and far more connected to the city proper.

For starters, the inner road of the suburb will become unrecognizable, as it currently severs a rather redundant role. After work is completed, it will be a bike road, surrounded by greenery and flowers as well as art exhibitions. It will also do wonders for connectivity within the area, as it will facilitate transport to and from the Victoria Quays and the Castle House Kollider.

The project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, providing 5.8 million pounds to construction efforts. 2.8 million are being provided by the Sheffield City Local Growth Funding.

You can find more information on the project and the progress that’s being made at the municipality’s website.

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