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Bore holes drilled ahead of Friarsgate redevelopment in Lichfield city centre

Lichfield’s Friarsgate redevelopment has moved a step closer as preparatory work began this week.

An artist's impression of the new Friarsgate development

An artist’s impression of the new Friarsgate development

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:

  • the side of the Birmingham Road multi-storey car park
  • the front garden of the house next to the police station on Frog Lane
  • two on the grounds of the Tempest Ford garage and showroom


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.”

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