Bewsey and Dallam transformation complete

Grey to Green
Cllr Hans Mundry (far left), alongside councillors, Warrington Borough Council officers and representatives from Dowigh Lmited and Torus celebrating the official completion of the Grey to Green project.
Published: Friday, 2nd November 2018

The final phase of improvements to rejuvenate Bewsey and Dallam has been officially completed.

Work has concluded on phase 2 of the ‘Grey to Green’ project. Part of the wider regeneration of Bewsey and Dallam, the works have brought a range of environmental improvements to the area.

The £1.2m phase 2 improvements focused around Longshaw Street, from Dallam Brook to the junction of Hawley’s Lane; and Hawley’s Lane, from the junction with Boulting Avenue to the railway bridge.

The work included new areas of high quality public realm and resurfacing to enhance the street scene along this corridor, including the introduction of tree planting.

It has also been complemented by the introduction of traffic calming measures and new pedestrian crossings at key locations, improvements to facilities for cyclists, as well as an extension to the existing car park on the already established community playing fields. 

Phase 1 of the project was successfully completed in April 2017, with the scheme being designed to complement existing and forthcoming developments in the area.

Warrington Borough Council’s executive board member for highways, transportation and public realm, Cllr Hans Mundry, carried out the official sod-cutting ceremony. He was accompanied by council leader, Cllr Terry O’Neill and deputy leader, Cllr Russ Bowden, alongside Bewsey and Whitecross ward members.

Cllr Mundry said: “The vision for Bewsey and Dallam is to transform the area to create an environment we can all be proud of. This range of highways and public realm improvements, through the Grey to Green project, is another major step forward in improving this part of Warrington for the community.

“I’m looking forward to the completion of these works bringing immediate benefits to local residents – providing a greener, safer and healthier environment.”

Warrington Borough Council appointed Dowhigh Limited to carry out phase 2 of the project, which started in June 2018.

Dowhigh Limited are pleased to be associated with Warrington Borough Council in the completion of the Bewsey and Dallam, Grey to Green project.

Dowhigh would also like to thank the local residents for their cooperation, working together to ensure a smooth transition that achieved high quality outcomes for the local area thereby, providing exceptional benefits to the wider community. 

Further information about the scheme can be found by visiting warrington.gov.uk and entering ‘grey to green’ into the search box.