Wednesday 31 March 2021

Beech St ... central reservation works

From the BEO:

Beech Street Zero Emission Scheme – central reservation works

Since the 18 March 2020 Beech Street has been open to zero emission capable vehicles for through traffic and open to any vehicle accessing the carparks, forecourts and servicing areas located directly on Beech Street.

Following feedback from residents regarding some problems with taxis and deliveries, the City's Built Environment Department are improving access into the below sites. Three gaps in the central reservation will be made to allow vehicles to approach from the west (Aldersgate Street), making right hand turns into:
  • Shakespeare and Defoe House car park
  • Lauderdale Place
  • Barbican Centre Beech Street car park no.5
These changes will allow easier access to the residential and cultural premises located directly on Beech Street from both the east and west. Cromwell Tower forecourt and ground floor car park will continue to be accessible in either direction. The Barbican Trade Centre will remain accessible from the west only.

Construction work for the Shakespeare & Defoe House gap and Lauderdale Place gap started on 22 March 2021. Street works will be carried out by our term contractor JB Riney and while every effort will be made to keep noise levels to a minimum, some noise impact is anticipated.

The contractors will be working during the following hours:
  • Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm (noisy working hours would be 8am – 10am and 12pm – 2pm).
  • Saturday – 9am to 2pm.
  • Sunday – No works (unless agreed beforehand)
For any queries or concerns please contact the City's Built Environment Department for this project. For any construction enquiries please contact: Steve Martin, JB Riney on 075 9520 1876, or email

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