Bedford SquareCharnwood Borough Council is carrying out a significant regeneration project for Bedford Square, Ward’s End and Devonshire Square in Loughborough.

The Bedford Square Gateway Project has been the subject of discussions and consultations for several years and we held a public exhibition about it in March 2020. 

Construction work got underway early in 2021.

Information about forthcoming roadworks relating to the scheme

Free parking offer at Beehive Lane Car Park

The project will see footpaths widened and re-paved to create a high-quality and attractive street scene that will showcase the area’s distinct character and heritage. Character street lighting and furniture will also be added and more of the area will be on one level making it more accessible.

A large open space in Devonshire Square will be created to host events and markets, the scheme also retains parking and maintains traffic flow in the area.

The scheme also includes improved pedestrian access and lighting to link Devonshire Square and Granby Street Car Park via Devonshire Lane. New pedestrian crossings will be added to improve safety and overall, the amount of paved area for pedestrians will increase by nearly a third.

The project is being funded by the Council and also a grant from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership.

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Summary of the project

Frequently asked questions

Engagement of local businesses

Last updated: Sun 26th September, 2021 @ 19:34