Contractor appointed for phase two of Gypsey Race Park works

Contractor appointed for phase two of Gypsey Race Park works

The main contractor has been appointed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council for the second phase of work on Gypsey Race Park in Bridlington town centre.

Esh Construction has begun preparatory clearance work to allow for the re-engineering the banks of the water course along Hilderthorpe Road and adjacent to Palace Car Park to the new Beck Hill bridge.

Gypsey Race Park and Avenue phase two has been awarded £1,491,346 of funding from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

The remainder of the investment in the £4.2 million project is funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The project is part of Bridlington’s regeneration plan and will provide an attractive edge for the development sites and the improved streets that have been created through the Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan (BridITP2)

The first phase of the work was completed in February 2019 and included creating a flow balancing area with viewing platform to help manage high water flow as well as cleaning the riverbed and the improvement to the water course and banks.

The second phase, which creates more green space for the public, is scheduled to complete in 2020.