McPhillips’ Project Director Andrew Dunham, Managing Director Paul Inions and Senior Site Agent Adrian Elsdon were in attendance to see Shrewsbury Town Crier Martin Wood officially declare McPhillips’ £600,000 Pride Hill public realm enhancements open on 6th September.
Alongside members of the Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury Town Council, Shropshire Council and WSP they watched Shropshire Council Chairman Ann Hartley cut the ribbon while commenting “I thank McPhillips for taking over (the project) mid-way and finishing it off so beautifully.”
After we took over as principal contractor our work involved resurfacing the pedestrianised area with high-quality materials to reinforce the character of the street, replacing street furniture to reflect the high quality finish, reducing street clutter, improving pedestrian connections at either end of the street, emphasising key access points with the street with the use of informal banding and enhancing the setting of High Cross.
Andrew Dunham said “It was challenging taking over mid-way through however the shopkeepers have been fantastic and understood what we had to do. Communication was the key.”
We were pleased to hear Shropshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Steve Davenport say “We’ve been extremely pleased with the quality of work and business engagement carried out by our new contractor, McPhillips. People will see a significant and notable improvement now that the work is complete and we’ve already had a lot of positive comments.”