28 February 2024

Contractor appointed for Fisherton Gateway project

A contractor is now on board to deliver an improvement project in Salisbury City Centre.

Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services Transport Division, specialises in complex civil engineering and infrastructure projects and will be carrying out the main construction works for Fisherton Gateway, which forms part of the £9 million investment in the city centre from the government’s Future High Streets Fund.

Fisherton Gateway is the first of these investment schemes to come forward and aims to improve the road network and public spaces along South Western Road and Fisherton Street. It is anticipated that works will start in late July 2023 at the earliest and will be completed in Autumn 2024. A Salisbury Station Forecourt scheme contractor will be announced later in the year.

Ahead of these works, a ‘Meet the Contractor’ event has been arranged for Tuesday, 11 July 2023, in the United Reformed Church located in Fisherton Street. Residents, traders and businesses can join us anytime between 2 pm and 7 pm to meet the team, see the latest plans and find out how the Fisherton Gateway works could affect them.

Cllr Caroline Thomas, Wiltshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “It is a key priority for us to have vibrant, well-connected communities, so it’s great to have Milestone Infrastructure on board to deliver this important scheme for Salisbury.

“By improving this key route from the railway station into the city centre, we aim to help the local economy, encourage the growth of business activity in a sustainable way and create a greater experience for residents and visitors as they are encouraged to visit the classically original independent and artisan shops which, Fisherton Street is renowned for.

“Whilst every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience, we appreciate that the works will cause some disruption to local people and businesses. This Meet the Contractor event provides a perfect opportunity to find out more at an early stage and to ask any questions you may have.”

Lewis Cowley, Milestone Infrastructure’s Regional Director, said: “Milestone Infrastructure is proud to be the contractor delivering the Fisherton Gateway improvement works.

“This is an opportunity to make Salisbury more efficient, sustainable and accessible to all users. As part of Milestone’s Safer, Greener Highways business plan, we will use environmentally friendly methods where possible and align with Wiltshire’s net-zero targets.

“We are also committed to delivering social value and supporting the local community.”

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Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns