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Barnes appointed for landmark town centre development

18 December 2018
Barnes has been appointed to work on the next stage of a £6.72million landmark development in the heart of Bury St Edmunds town centre.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council bought the empty former Post Office site at 17-18 Cornhill and has designed a scheme that retains the historic Cornhill front, and redevelops the rest of the site to provide a wider walkway at Market Thoroughfare. It will also create a new frontage onto St Andrews Street South and aims to deliver much needed housing.
The Council has selected Barnes Construction as its pre-construction contractor.

Cllr Susan Glossop, Cabinet Member for Planning and Growth at St Edmundsbury Borough Council, said: “As we would do for any major project, it is important to get advice that will help not only with our planning application, but also with the building programme, all the while mindful to keep any disruption to local residents, visitors and businesses to the absolute minimum. This advice will also help to ensure that our ambitions for dramatic improvements to Market Thoroughfare and St Andrews Street South remain realistic and achievable, providing economic and social benefits for our communities and local businesses as well.”

It is anticipated that the Council will submit the planning application for the site in early February 2019.
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