Our Quality Streets project will see some exciting changes being made to Hall Gate and Silver Street.
What is Quality Streets?
Quality Streets is the next project to transform the town centre. The aim is to improve the streets and make the town centre a vibrant, desirable visitor destination where people choose to stay. The investment to Hall Gate and Silver Street will see some key changes being made to the area, such as widening the footpaths.
Hall Gate provides the arrival point from South Parade into the town centre, and we recognise that Silver Street is the key to a successful evening and night time economy. We're working on design concepts to improve this area.
The £2 million Quality Streets scheme will see significant improvements made to Hall Gate and Silver Street.
The changes will see Hall Gate transformed into a pedestrian friendly area. The road will be narrowed to make it one way to all traffic and the pavements will be upgraded and made wider. This will create more outside space for businesses to have alfresco areas. Bus stops will be improved, dedicated cycle lanes installed and existing parking bays removed.
Silver Street will become a fully pedestrian area with the street closed to all traffic and loading bays and the taxi rank removed. This will have great benefits for businesses allowing them to create alfresco areas and visitors and residents will be able to enjoy the space and new attractions free from traffic.
New bespoke lighting will also be introduced on Silver Street which will help to build vibrancy to the area. The lighting will be themed for major events that are held in the town centre, including: Tour de Yorkshire, St Leger and the Christmas light switch on.
It is anticipated the development will bring new employment opportunities and inward investment to Doncaster.
The redevelopment of Hall Gate and Silver Street will help turn this area into the Innovation Quarter as detailed in the Urban Centre Masterplan.
Work to rejuvenate these streets will begin late summer 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2019.
Our plans for the town centre
Quality Streets is just one several projects detailed in our urban centre masterplan, which was launched in November 2016.