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Doncaster’s new public square officially opened

Sir Nigel Gresley Square has been officially opened during a Diamond Jubilee celebration event on Sunday 3 June.

The new square is the focal point of Doncaster’s new Civic and Cultural Quarter which is transforming the Waterdale area of the town and features a range of comfortable seating, architectural lighting, a water feature, raised lawns, paved areas and a stunning 8 metre high sculpture, ‘Danum’. It was designed by landscape architects Whitelaw Turkington and built by main contractor North Midland Construction.

Dan Needham, regional director for Muse Developments, said: “The official opening of Sir Nigel Gresley Square marks a key milestone in the delivery of this exciting £300 million regeneration scheme. Now open for the public to enjoy it will provide an attractive setting for the striking new civic offices, which complete later this year, and for the new £20 million performance venue which completes in 2013.”

Housing, offices, leisure and other developments are also planned as part of the scheme.

The CCQ project is supported financially by the European Union, as part of the European Regional Development Fund’s support for the region’s economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.