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Please see the latest updates on the project here: Project Update 16/03/23.
For previous updates on the scheme, please see the Chelmsford City Council website.
Your new Tindal Square trees will be planted as the other work finishes in October 2022. The best conditions for planting trees are between October and March. They’ll be cared for by the City Council once they’re in place.
Chelmsford City Council and Essex County Council are working together to deliver a new public square at Tindal Square.
Tindal Square and Shire Hall, opposite, are at the historic and civic heart of the city, forming an integral meeting point of five streets at the top of the High Street.
Currently separated from the High Street by a road, this scheme, developed as part of the Chelmsford city growth package, will improve Tindal Square by removing through-traffic and creating a prioritised pedestrian space, whilst also maintaining an uninterrupted east-west cycle link.
Transforming Tindal Square in this way offers an excellent opportunity to create a new public square at the head of the High Street, offering significant benefits to residents, visitors and the local economy.
The project is being funded by developer contributions collected by Chelmsford City Council and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, via the Government’s Getting Building Fund.
First phase of Tindal Square closure begins and works commence on the High Street element of the scheme, with High Street access maintained North-South via New Street.
Duke Street closed for works at junction with Market Road. Diversion routes for buses will be in place from Victoria Road and New Street and through Tindal Square, along Market Road and onto Parkway.Tindal Street will become open to two-way traffic for deliveries so please take care when leaving High Chelmer Shopping Centre towards Half Moon Square.
Tindal Street closed for construction of traffic calming measures at Tindal Square. Tindal Street from the High Chelmer service yard to New London Road will be open to two-way traffic for deliveries only so please take care when leaving the High Chelmer Shopping Centre at Half Moon Square. High Street deliveries continue at new street.
Market Road closure for Market Road scheme. Bus routes return to Tindal Street. March - October 2022 Remainder of public realm scheme works completed, including the construction of steps and a ramp to Shire Hall, street tree planting and new paving to Tindal Square.
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Tindal Square has four delivery stages. At each phase, the project becomes more certain and key elements are fixed.
The detailed design has now been completed and includes the following elements
Tindal Square General Arrangement Drawing
Market Road General Arrangement Drawing
Market Road General Arrangement Drawing 2
In order to undertake these changes a ‘Traffic Regulation Order’ (TRO) was required. TROs are legal documents that restrict or prohibit the use of the highway network. As a statutory process, A TRO requires Essex County Council, as the Highways Authority, to undertake a consultation. Details on the TRO can be found on the TRO page (Ref TRAF/6966).
Tindal Square Traffic Movement Map - PDF(0.8MB)
Tindal Square and Market Road Leaflet - PDF - PDF(6.6MB)
Tindal Square Poster - PDF - PDF(4.8MB)
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