Lichfield’s Friarsgate redevelopment has moved a step closer as preparatory work began this week.
A series of bore holes are being drilled to understand the geology of the land around the site.
Sixteen will be drilled in total, including four deeper ones at:
Twelve relatively shallow holes will also be drilled. There will be four on the grounds of Tempest Ford, three in the District Council House car park, three in the bus station car park, and a further two around the multi-storey car park.
Councillor Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council, said: “It’s exciting to see these investigatory works take place as it brings the Friarsgate development one step closer.
“We’d like to thank everyone for their patience while these necessary works take place.”