Waltham Cross' Queen Eleanor Square officially opened

Queen Eleanor Square, a landmark new public realm feature in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, has been officially opened by the Mayor of the Borough of Broxbourne Cllr Steve Wortley.

The major public realm works have been carried out by Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering under a £1.1m contract, which was procured via the Eastern Highways Alliance.

Queen Eleanor Square is a contemporary, family-friendly town square featuring high-quality decorative paving, premium street furniture, planters, trees and landscaped green spaces.

The square's name is a reference to Waltham Cross' famous medieval Eleanor Cross memorial, which commemorates the overnight resting place of the coffin of Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I, on its processional journey from Lincoln to Westminster Abbey in 1290.

The opening ceremony was attended by representatives from Danaher & Walsh, Borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire County Council and other local stakeholders.

In his inauguration speech, Cllr Wortley said: "The Council is very pleased to have worked alongside the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the project management team from WSP and Arup, and the contractor Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering to see the new town square project completed. I now look forward to seeing its benefits to the local community and the wider area.

"The previously vehicle-dominated area has been transformed entirely into a family friendly environment, with high quality paving, street furniture, lighting, and green spaces."