Green Skywalk provides a modern and exciting destination for residents and visitors to Worcester, linking key parts of the city, including The Hive, the University of Worcester’s City Campus, Foregate Street Station, Worcester Racecourse, the University of Worcester Arena, and main shopping areas, the walkway will revitalise parts of the city and preserve historic features, including the redundant viaduct, as well as creating stunning new sections of walkway.
The project converts a disused viaduct, which runs below, but parallel to the existing viaduct, along with a new bridge, into a high pedestrian walk and cycleway with the potential to link Foregate Street Station on the east, with University of Worcester City Centre campus, the racecourse, the river front and across the river on the west to the arena, the cricket ground, St.Johns and beyond.
The project will be split into five phases with the first phase converting the disused viaduct and introducing external lifts for inclusive access. Subsequent phases will include links to Foregate Street station and a new pedestrian bridge.
Green Skywalk is identified in the Worcestershire Strategic Economic Plan as an illustrative pipeline project for sustainable development.