Investment through Local Growth Funding has enabled the development of a new link road between the A465 and A49 enabling the mixed-use development of a significant area of under-utilised land to be integrated with the city centre.
The City Link Road, opened in December 2017, links Hereford rail station to Edgar Street providing a new high-quality link to enable regeneration of this inner-city brownfield site and the upgrade of existing streets.
The project also includes a new integrated transport hub at Hereford Railway Station which will make it easier for visitors and residents to use buses and trains for their onward journey across the county and beyond, which along with other public realm improvements on key routes into the city centre has improved conditions for cyclists, pedestrians and public transport.
New health facilities at a GP Hub are already being developed, and there are proposals for new purpose-built student accommodation supporting the established Hereford College of Arts, and the new NMITE higher education facility, helping attract talented young people to study and work in the county.
£16million Growth Deal 1 investment
800 new homes delivered over the life of the project
Over 800 new jobs created
This project will create new housing and will provide a more sustainable and pedestrian friendly city centre supporting the delivery of long-term economic benefits and sustainable growth for Herefordshire.
Over 800 jobs have been created and over the lifetime of the project, it will deliver 800 homes along with other economic outcomes for the city.