Town centre improvement work underway

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FURTHER improvement works to Billingham town centre are under way as part of the £25m invested in recent years.

The latest phase of the town centre regeneration will see more than £2.3m of work taking place to improve public facilities and appearance of the buildings.

Stockton Borough Council and town centre owners Stockland are working in partnership to bring about the regeneration.

The work, which began this week, includes new windows to the upper floors of Queensway and Town Square, stairway repairs and lighting improvements and a new CCTV system.

The closed walkways to Kingsway Car Park will be removed and improvements made to the remaining two walkways to the car park.

Brickwork and handrails will be repaired and repainting will take place throughout the town centre.

The new public toilets, located in West Precinct will open on Tuesday, October 9.

Councillor Mike Smith, the council’s cabinet member for regeneration and transport, said: “We are committed to working with Stockland to bring about the regeneration of Billingham.

“Visitors to Billingham town centre will see this latest phase of works now under way and I am delighted to see the improvement scheme progressing.”