Upper Henley Street

Project Name:  Upper Henley Street – Shakespeare’s Henley Street 
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon
Client: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Net Value: £480,000.00


The Henley Street project saw the redevelopment of the previously outdated paving at the upper end of the street.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 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. New timber benches, stools and trees have all been fitted/planted along the street. One significant element of the works saw the erection of a brand new, proud statue of Shakespeare himself.

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, development and technical design of the street.


Project Challenge

Our Response

The national lockdown caused by COVID-19 commenced partway through the on-site construction period. This resulted in the Principal Contractor withdrawing from the site.

Tandem maintained a constant high level of communication with the main contractor and ensured that a new revised programme is issued based with a definitive new Practical Completion date. Tandem also saw this as a good opportunity for the SDC grounds contractor to carry out some other works on the street.

As well as SDC, there were also other key stakeholders involved in this project. As the street falls under a Warwickshire County Council Highway, there were a number of boxes that had to be ticked from a highway’s perspective.

Tandem ensured that regular meetings took place with all key stakeholders involved in the project. This enabled the scheme to be delivered to the desired standard for the client but also adhered to the WCC minimum standards for their highways.