The Henley Street project saw the redevelopment of the previously outdated paving at the upper end of the street. The new paving boasts a modern vibe and really brings to light the historical features and significance that is the Birthplace of William Shakespeare. In addition, the street lighting has all been redesigned and replaced as well as the inclusion of a number of feature lights for some of the standout features along the street.
One significant element of the works saw the erection of a brand new, proud statue of Shakespeare himself. The statue sits on a newly built set of concrete steps at the southern end of Upper Henley Street,
The scheme also included the decluttering of the street by removing a considerable amount of furniture that had degraded over the years. New timber benches, stools and trees have all been fitted/ planted along the street.
Tandem Projects have taken this project from what was its inception/ feasibility right through to its practical completion and handover back to the client, Stratford-on-Avon District Council. This included taking on the responsibility for the concept, developed and technical design for the street. Tandem also administered and carried out the procurement process for the appointment of the principle contractor.
Tandem also adopted the role of producing the applications for funding from the Coventry & Warwickshire LEP (CWLEP), and also overseeing the process of the funding drawdowns.