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Leicester’s busiest shopping street faces major renovation

The whole of High Street is in urgent need of reconstruction following the failure of previous contractors

  • July 15, 2019 17:30
  • Author Anton Stoyanov
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Leicester’s busiest shopping street will be closed down for repairs for quite a while – 12 weeks to be precise. High Street is the centre for much of the shopping activity in the city and is major attraction point for visitors and locals. Unfortunately, work on renovating it can no longer be delayed. Maintenance efforts have become obsolete due to amount of damage that the street is suffering following the shoddy work done by the previous contractors. The work that needs to be done includes replacing the entire central strip of pavement along the whole of the street, which is regularly used by vehicles but was apparently ill-suited for the task, following the work of the previous construction company. The local council is specifically stating that all of the benches and green areas at High Street will be preserved and remain in position following the construction efforts.

All of the work will be done free of charge. Leicaster will not pay a dime following a win in a lawsuit against the previous contractors, who will cover the expenses. The mayor of the city, Peter Soulsby, stated that “It is essential that we now put this right in a way that will provide a long-term solution, revamp the look and feel of this important street and minimise the disruption to businesses in the area.”

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