Midlands based civil engineers Fitzgerald Contractors along with Vinci Construction (UK) Ltd and other partners have celebrated the opening of a new £3.5 million road linkway in West Bromwich. Congregation Way will make way for a £200 million development which will include a new Tesco store along with shopping and leisure complex.
The new road has taken shape over the past six months behind the hoardings at the side of the A41 opposite the new BT office building.
West Bromwich Ringway between Bull Street and New Street is now closed to make way for the new Tesco and New Square shopping and leisure complex.
New Square will have a 139,000sq ft Tesco store and Primark, Next, Arcadia, JD Sports and Bank have already signed up to take space in the development.
“In addition to the New Square development, we’re working with partners to provide affordable new housing and modern office facilities,” he said. “We’re also building a new swimming pool as well as carrying out major improvements to Dartmouth Park
“All of this work will create thousands of jobs for Sandwell residents and will help make it become one of the region’s premier towns.”
Following the opening of the linkway Fitzgerald Contractors will continue to provide section 278 works to the development including constructing an area of high quality granite paving in a focal area near Sandwells arts trust building “The Public”. Other 278 works include the re alignment of access roads to car parking areas and service yards for a new cinema and restaurants which are expected to open in summer 2013, as well as re-building a busy 4 way junction to improve traffic flows and accommodate the revised road layout surrounding the New Square development.
Nick Coley, Managing Director of Fitzgerald Contractors commented: “Fitzgerald Contractors are extremely proud to being working in partnership with Vinci Construction (UK) Limited to provide high quality highways works to such an iconic development.”