Promenade reopens after £795,000 revamp
THE first phase of work to revamp Torquay promenade at a cost of £795,000 has been completed.
It is the first time Eastern Princess Promenade and the Banjo have been open for public use since 2006.
The dilapidated and fenced-off eastern section of the promenade between the Pavilion and the Banjo has been demolished and rebuilt. Repairs have also been carried out on both levels of the Banjo structure.
The promenade deck has been finished in granite paving to match the street theme at Victoria Parade, the Beacon Quay development and the Union Street highway scheme.
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Torbay mayor Gordon Oliver said:"I am pleased the project has been completed within budget and in time for the main holiday season.
"The contractors, who were able to provide work for several people, faced challenging weather conditions and they are to be congratulated for being able to complete the main construction work within the agreed timescale."
Mr Oliver cut a ribbon at the official re-opening and council, community and contractors then inspected the work.
Minor work will continue at the site for a few days.
Planning permission is currently being sought for phase two of the refurbishment of the area, with a planned start date this autumn.