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Kettering town centre improvements to start on 17 January

Culture and tourism

12 January 2022

Computer generated image of a street with buildings on both sides and trees planted

Street scene improvements will begin next week in Kettering as part of a project to revitalise and improve the look and feel of the town centre.

Balfour Beatty will start work, on behalf of North Northamptonshire Council (NNC), on Monday 17 January and work is due to be completed by Summer 2022.

It is great that the works along the High Street, Meadow Road, Lower Street and Gold Street are able to start next week. The improvements will make such a difference to Kettering town centre and unlock more of the town’s potential, which is even more important, after such a difficult couple of years for our high streets.Cllr David Brackenbury, NNC’s Executive Member for Growth & Regeneration
This work was started under the legacy Kettering Borough Council and I am pleased we are able to carry this project forward. By the Summer, visitors to Kettering town centre should see significant improvements to the area, including new trees, seating and pavements, all designed to complement the town’s heritage.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of NNC

Contractors from Balfour Beatty will be on site this week as part of some work set up, before the main works start on 17 January.

The works are part of the Kettering High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) project, a £4 million partnership between North Northamptonshire Council and Historic England.

During the improvement works, there is likely to be some disruption for pedestrians. All updates and news will be available on the This is Kettering website and social media.

Drone footage giving an artist’s impression of how High Street and Meadow Road will look like is available online.