Project partners at the launch of the Godmanchester Mill Steps Project

On 14 June 2021, the project partners met to mark the launch of the construction phase of the project. The Mayor of Godmanchester, Councillor Thomas, joined representatives from Huntingdonshire District Council, the Environment Agency, Highways England A428/A14 Legacy Fund, Godmanchester Town Council, Godmanchester in Bloom and Godmanchester Community Liaison Group.

Aerial view of Godmanchester Mill Steps

Godmanchester Mill Steps, as seen from above, May 2021 (Credit: Matthew Power Photography)

Post Street Car Park is positioned on the left, the Mill Steps are on the right

Post Street Car Park is positioned on the left, the Mill Steps are seen on the right, May 2021 (Credit: Matthew Power Photography)

Godmanchester Mill Steps

Godmanchester Mill Steps, May 2021 (Credit: Matthew Power Photography)

Close-up of Godmanchester Mill Steps

The Mill Steps' state of disrepair is clearly visible, May 2021 (Credit: Matthew Power Photography)

A beautiful green space to unwind and connect with nature - that's the vision of the Mill Steps presented in this artist's impression. When the project is complete, we will see a softer, more naturalised landscape. The vast areas of broken concrete and steel fencing will be replaced by new fencing and broad sections of new planting. Native and specially chosen drought-resistant species will feature; alongside new bat boxes, additional nesting zones for birds, and information boards to both educate visitors, and further encourage relaxation.

A bird's eye view of the construction site at Godmanchester Mill Steps, taken on 19 July 2021. (Credit: Matthew Power Photography)

A closer look at the progress being made on-site at Godmanchester Mill Steps, taken on 19 July 2021. (Credit: Matthew Power Photography)