Worcester city centre masterplan

Comprehensive masterplan for the city centre extending to 2040’s providing a planning framework and guiding public and private investment.

City Centre - Riverside

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Welcome to the City Centre Masterplan which will create:

  • A successful and growing Cathedral and University city, with more homes, businesses and jobs.
  • A city with prestige tourist, education and retail attractions.
  • A place that maintains its “city in the country” feel, its valued heritage assets and environmental quality.

This masterplan defines key development schemes and public realm improvement projects that can have a transformational impact upon Worcester city centre. The proposals within this masterplan have the potential to produce the following:

£385m additional GVA per year once fully developed
8 historic buildings brought back into economic use
3,243 new homes proposed
8,610 new jobs created
£0.7m savings for the NHS per year through healthier lifestyles
9 New parks, squares and public spaces
14 km of new cycle infrastructure

A vision for Worcester

The Masterplan was adopted by Worcester City Council on 16 July 2019.

Final Worcester City Centre Masterplan


  1. Worcester City Centre Masterplan (PDF 36 MB)
  2. Full Worcester City Masterplan Part 1 (PDF 67 MB)
  3. Full Worcester City Masterplan Part 2 (PDF 78 MB)