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City centre transformation starts

Peterbrough's Cathedral Square graphic
Artist's impression of the new fountains

Work to build 25 new jet fountains as part of the regeneration of Peterborough city centre has begun.

The 4m revamp of Cathedral Square is the first phase of the city council's "massive investment programme".

Councillors want to breathe new life into the city and boost the economy with the project which includes the new fountains and a grassed seating area.

Part of the square will be cordoned off with 8.2ft (2.5m) high hoardings while construction work takes place.

The work is expected to take about 10 months.

Councillor John Peach, leader of Peterborough City Council, said: "It is just one part of our wider vision of creating a city centre in which people enjoy working, living, shopping, visiting and spending their leisure time."

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