Stockton Waterfront is being constructed by Esh Building for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to brighten the place up a bit with gardens, play areas and a riverside amphitheatre.
The park will hyperlink the excessive road with the River Tees by a land bridge construction over Riverside Highway.
Work within the first section will embrace the realignment and narrowing of Riverside Highway, the development of a 55-metre land bridge construction and extension of the prevailing Millenium footbridge.
Part two will embrace paving components for an oval garden excessive of the freeway, new gardens and the set up of play areas. Within the remaining section, the development of a large-scale amphitheatre will hyperlink the excessive road to the riverside and supply an occasion house.
Councillors and representatives from Esh Building, joined Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen to mark the beginning on website the place the previous Castlegate purchasing centre and Swallow Resort stood earlier than its demolition earlier this yr.
Esh chief govt Andy Radcliffe mentioned: “This improvement is ready to play an influential and iconic function in the way forward for Stockton City Centre and it’s a proud second for us, as a neighborhood contractor, to be delivering the scheme.”
Councillor Nigel Cooke, cupboard member for regeneration and housing on Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, mentioned: “That is such an thrilling time for Stockton and I’m more than happy we will lastly say that work on the construct of this incredible city park is beneath method. The place we’re standing is ready to be an iconic, nationally recognisable new public house for the Borough’s residents, and guests and can set the scene for our world-class occasions programme sooner or later. There’ll be one thing for everybody as they head by the totally different areas of the park.”