Take a butchers at ideas for Wisbech eyesore

Update on High Street project for 'mind the gap' project'Option 5 ANL-150608-160418009
Update on High Street project for 'mind the gap' project'Option 5 ANL-150608-160418009
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Have your say

Observation towers or an indoor ampitheatre are some of the bold ideas which could be created to replace a Wisbech eyesore.

The people behind a £2 million Lottery bid to transform the town’s High Street were getting feedback on how to best use the former Cook’s Butcher’s site.

General View of Wisbech High Street ANL-140506-122700009

General View of Wisbech High Street ANL-140506-122700009

Councils and organisations in the town are hoping to refurbish shabby shop fronts along with creating an interesting attraction out of the gap left by the former butcher’s shop, if Lottery funding is secured.

Architects have put together a range of concepts of how the space could be used, which include a bowl-shaped structure over a seating area or putting in large screens or an observation tower to enjoy views of the town’s historic architecture.

People are still able to give their views on the ideas and the most popular will be worked up into greater detail by the architects.

The application for Lottery funding is due to be submitted in January.

One of the people working on the plan, Ross Ingham, of Ingham Pinnock Associates, is encouraging people to have their say on ideas for the Cook’s site.

He said: “Last year we asked if people wanted something conservative and traditional or the wow factor. Everyone said they wanted something that would put Wisbech on the map.

“The architects were briefed to come up with bold ideas.”