Northgate underpass in Chichester has been given a welcome makeover thanks to a multi-agency vision for the city.
Visitors and residents are now greeted with a stunning cityscape image of Chichester as they walk through the underpass from Northgate car park to the city centre.
The project has been delivered as part of ‘Chichester Tomorrow’.
“Chichester Tomorrow is an overarching vision for Chichester, which aims to protect the city’s heritage and ensure its future vitality over the next 20 years,” says Cllr Martyn Bell, Cabinet Member for Growth, Place and Regeneration at Chichester District Council.
“The vision, which is central to the city’s economic and planning policies, will develop Chichester as a vibrant and attractive commercial and cultural location, and help to create substantial economic growth and new jobs. It includes delivering various schemes, including its flagship project, Southern Gateway. The vision aims to protect the city’s history and heritage, while enhancing its future vitality as the cultural capital of West Sussex; a place of learning, and an entrepreneurial retail and business centre.
“Northgate underpass is one of the key entrances into the city and so we’re really pleased with how it now looks. One of the vision’s key aims is for Chichester to be an accessible and attractive city. We’re working behind the scenes with our partners on a wide range of projects related to this, including tidying up some of the key areas of the city, and looking at signage.”
As owners of the underpass, West Sussex County Council carried out refurbishments, and then Chichester District Council paid for a new cityscape graphic to be installed, which was designed by local designer Bobbie Print, and produced by The Sign Shop.
Vision partners include: Chichester District Council; West Sussex County Council; Chichester City Council; Chichester Business Improvement District; Visit Chichester; Chichester College; Chichester University; and key tourism destinations.