Works commence at Waltham Cross

A ceremony has marked the commencement of works at a flagship public realm scheme in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

Danaher & Walsh has been appointed by Hertfordshire County Council, on behalf of Broxbourne Borough Council, under the Eastern Highways Framework 2 to carry out the £1m scheme, which is set to transform the town's centre.

The scheme, part-funded by the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, will see an area of the town centre transformed into a new high-quality, family-friendly town square and will include seating and new landscaped green spaces.

The inauguration ceremony was led by Councillor Carol Crump, Mayor of Broxbourne, and attended by Waltham Cross Ward Councillors Patsy Spears and Carol Bowman; representatives from Broxbourne Borough Council including Deputy Leader Councillor Paul Seeby, Chief Executive Jeff Stack and Councillors David Taylor and David Holliday; and Hertfordshire LEP Board Member, Tina Barnard.

During her speech, the Mayor, Councillor Carol Crump said: “I am delighted to see work has begun on this project and I am looking forward to seeing its progress and completion over the coming months, as well as the benefits that it will bring to the local community.”

Leader of Broxbourne Borough Council, Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop, said: “This is an important stage in the development of the town centre at Waltham Cross and continues our aim of improving the overall fabric of the Borough for all to live, work, visit and enjoy.” 

This contract is the fourth that Danaher & Walsh has carried out for Hertfordshire County Council, having previously undertaken highway works on the A10 at Hoddesdon, constructed a playground at a school in Hitchin and carried out maintenance to a number of bridges in the Watford area.

The project is expected to be complete by summer 2019. For information and updates about the scheme, visit www.broxbourne.gov.uk/WXimprovements

Representatives of Broxbourne Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering.

Representatives of Broxbourne Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering. Photograph courtesy of Broxbourne Borough Council.

An artist's impression of the completed scheme in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

An artist's impression of the completed scheme.