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Date added: 24 August 2009

Groundbreaking news for Canal Walk 

Redevelopment work starts in Swindon town centre
 
Work in progress:
(l-r) Alison Hatcher, South West RDA
Dylan Thompson, Project Manager,
Skanska
Rod Bluh, Leader,
Swindon Borough Council
The first spade hit the ground today as work officially began on the £3.9m scheme to improve the public realm facilities at Canal Walk.
 
A new water feature, living green walls, and lighting which changes colour with the weather will all be part of the transformation of Canal Walk.
 
Funding to pay for the work has come from the South West Regional Development Agency and a further £1million from the government’s ‘Growth Points’ fund.

“This is another step towards a new, high-quality town centre for Swindon," commented Rod Bluh Leader of Swindon Borough Council.
 
“Even though some of the bigger regeneration schemes have been stalled because of the national economic slowdown, we’re not allowing things to stagnate in Swindon, and this scheme will start to make a real difference to the feel of the town centre.
 
Once this has finished, Regent Street will be next.” 
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