Hereford is making steady progress towards completing its 15 “Stronger Towns” projects to rejuvenate the city.

After yesterday's six, here we run down where the remaining nine are up to, ahead of the funding deadline less than a year away.

Castle Green Pavilion

Work is well underway to transform this historic riverside landmark into a modern, accessible community space complete with a new café and gallery, which will also serve as a new home for Hereford Youth Canoe Club.


The Friends of Castle Green group, which is overseeing the project, said this month that groundworks for the café are nearly finished, with glazing expected to be fitted shortly. It is scheduled to open in late summer.


Work has begun on a range of improvements to the Wye’s bankside facilities west of the city centre. But a planning application made to permit some of the more substantial elements has yet to be approved.

NMITE Skills Hub

Planning permission has just been granted for this modern extension to the city base of the New Model Institute for Technology And Engineering (NMITE), which now expects it to open next year.

The Southside Project

New sports facilities, a community market garden, affordable café and cookery school feature in this greenfield project to the southwest of the city. Work on the building is due to start in autumn ready for opening next year.

Greening the City

“Green” sedum roofs have already been installed on city bus shelters, with other project elements due to be completed later this year.

Electric Buses

Run by the city council, the three-strong fleet of green ‘Zipper’ buses has been operating a free circular route around the city since November.

Hereford Cycle Track

This 1km loop to the rear of the city’s main leisure centre offer skills areas, a learn-to-ride section, training and bike hire. The £1.7-million project opened last September.

Hereford Skatepark

Alongside the cycle track, the city’s extended skatepark opened in January.

No 1 Station Approach

A rolling programme of public art on this prominent city building is due to be changed shortly.