I am lucky enough to sit on both the steering group and the project board for the Worthing town centre development scheme. After a flurry of recent meetings things are really progressing behind the scenes and I thought it would be great to share some of the early design images with you – we have just received a set of 3D images which really highlight some of the features of the scheme that will really lift the town center environment.
Below is a set of images beginning at the eastern end of the street, heading west. I have captioned each of the images so that you focus on the particular view.
The development will be staged, and we are on target to see some advance work beginning in September/October where we will lay a test bed of paving outside H&M, a kind of sneak peak for everyone of the exciting changes happening to the street. Along with this area, we will be changing the layout of the eastern end of Montague Street to make it more pedestrian-friendly, including lifting the bollards in the street and enforcing the current traffic prohibition rule between 10am and 4pm.
The eastern end of Montague Street, more inviting to pedestrians. A subtle barrier is now in place to enforce the current 10am-4pm vehicle prohibition
A view from the sea of Montague Place
A view of Montague Place from Liverpool Gardens
A view of the redesigned Holder’s Corner, incorporating refuse shielding, seating and a covered entertainment space
An overview of Montague Place as the new gateway to the sea, incorporating a second covered entertainment area and wayfinding. You can see from this image how Liverpool Gardens are now more accessible
An open and spacious area, traffic free, that promotes free movement between the town center and the seafront, including a relocated crossing point
The view from Montague Street towards the promenade, taking in the tree-lined avenue and more pleasant al fresco dining space
A redesigned access to Portland Road, opening up the high street and access to this extra shopping area
Airy, open and light – the new look high street is attractive and inviting with trees and signature granite paving strips
A view looking East along the high street, showing more priority for pedestrians at the Crescent Road junction with a raised table junction, promoting access to Worthing’s West End shops