New look for Queen's Square
After planning permission to modernise Queen's Square Shopping Centre was granted in 2012, Sandwell Council signed a works agreement and new long term lease for the centre. Fairacre, acting on behalf of Queens Square's owners, completed the refurbishment of the malls and toilets, and a new entrance from the High Street was been created. This work completed during autumn 2014, and further improvements are now underway to refit the shop units and to create a food quarter.
Nearly £7 million, including a £3 million contribution by Sandwell Council, has been invested to improve the shopping centre which complements the new mall connection to the New Square shopping centre, as well as the revamped pedestrian High Street, with new paving, seating, lighting and landscaping.
The Queen's Square refurbishment has:
• improved links between all town centre retail areas for shoppers
• gives visitors better access to public transport
• enhanced the look of the centre's entrance, the mall and shop fronts.
We've got photographs detailing the progress of the refurbishment works taking place. Take a look through our gallery to see how the new look for Queen's Square is progressing.
Watch a video to find out how Sandwell Council helped transform empty units in a West Bromwich shopping centre into spaces for community arts projects. The scheme, delivered by the council in partnership with Sandwell Community Caring Trust, The Public and Queen's Square shopping centre, aimed to support economic growth in West Bromwich and boost the appearance of the shopping centre.
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