The Landscape Group was awarded the Square Routes project as main contractor by Lancaster City Council. The scheme involved the re-paving of several city centre pedestrianised streets including Market Street and surrounding streets within Lancaster’s busy city centre shopping district which hosts a twice weekly market, with over 100 market stalls.
New stone surfacing was laid throughout the whole of Market Square and the adjoining stretch of Market Street, Cheapside, Horseshoe Corner and Penny Street. Over 3000m2 of existing surfacing was taken up and replaced with Yorkstone and Tegula paving.
The works included the resurfacing of Horseshoe Corner and provided a new surface into which the infamous horseshoe was laid at the intersection between Penny Street, Cheapside and Market Street. The horseshoe is a local artefact of special interest; it is thought that this horseshoe belonged to John o’Gaunt’s horse, who shed this shoe when he left Lancaster castle for the last time.