Chelmsford City Council

Mill Square improvements at Chelmsford Station now open to the public

A major improvement project at Chelmsford Station has now opened to the public.

The Mill Square project provides a number of improvements. It has created a much-improved pedestrian and cycle connection from the railway station through the Marconi Evolution development to the University, making it easier to get around this part of the city centre.

The project has been led by Chelmsford City Council in partnership with Greater Anglia, Essex County Council and Bellway Homes, with funding from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership and with planning contribution funds from the developer of the Marconi site.

Works have included:

the replacement of the old tunnel with a new bridge and connection from the Station through the Marconi Evolution development

safer pedestrian crossing points to the station entrance

better footpath lighting to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians

an improved taxi rank

a new passenger drop-off lane on the north side of the station

reduced traffic passing through

more Blue Badge car parking

new landscaped areas

Councillor Roy Whitehead, Leader of Chelmsford City Council, said, "I am delighted that the Mill Square project is now open to the public. One of the City Council's priorities is to provide high-quality public spaces and this project brings major improvements to the station, as well as better access through the Marconi Evolution development and to the University."

Christian Brodie, Chair of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, said, "The £3 million investment from the Government's Local Growth Fund will enhance the connectivity between the town centre with the emerging university quarter and importantly deliver an environment in which businesses can grow and create new jobs for Chelmsford."

15 March 2019

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