Construction work has restarted this week on Stroud’s Five Valleys shopping centre.
Five Valleys confirmed the main contractors Speller Metcalfe have put systems in place to safely restart work on the top floor of the centre’s car park.
The glazed canopy has been removed from this part of the centre and the area is now being redeveloped to be part of the upper floor car park – creating more space for shoppers and visitors as well as an access point for the new Medical Centre.
The next phase of work will see the completion of the indoor market hall ready for the first new traders to start fitting out their units ready for opening later in the summer, with eight new companies having already signed up to join the market.
Work on the new £4.9 million medical centre will also begin later on in the year.
Dransfield Properties is developing the new-look shopping centre.
Managing director Mark Dransfield said:“We are delighted to see the construction team safely returning to work on our Five Valleys development this week and we’ll be working closely with them in the coming weeks to look at the time scales for delivering the next phase of work.
“We’ll also see some positive progress on the market area in the coming weeks which is going to be a fantastic addition to the town centre.”