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Cowgate Roundabout

A view of the top end of Cowgate on completion of Bourges Boulevard and the Cowgate roundabout.

Cowgate Roundabout

Construction work taking place on the Cowgate roundabout and Bourges Boulevard in the 1970s.

Bourges Boulevard under Construction

A fascinating pair of aerial shots showing both the old Albert Place and the new Bourges Boulevard along with the old and new road systems around the station approaches.

Bourges Boulevard (1980)

Bourges Boulevard pictured on a sunny day in 1980.

Bourges Boulevard Bridge

A familiar site to current day Peterborians – the footbridge over Bourges Boulevard from the station to the Queensgate shopping centre, pictured here during construction.

Bus on Bourges Boulevard

Superb image from the early 1970s showing a bus heading down Bourges Boulevard with the Woolworths building far left and the old Huntings Butchers still standing defiantly but dwarfed alongside it !

Lincoln Road – New England

Traffic approaching the “Brotherhoods Roundabout” on Lincoln Road as the newly constructed Bourges Boulevard awaits opening on the right.

Thanks to Chris Allen for this image.

Demolition of the Royal Mail sorting office

The first week of June 2010 saw the demise of the old Royal Mail sorting office on Bourges Boulevard as the area prepared for the “station quarter” redevelopment. 

Station Quarter redevelopment 2010

The first stage of the “station quarter” redevelopment commenced with the demolition of the old Royal Mail sorting and mailing office on Bourges Boulevard. The work migrated from the offices from 1996 onwards to new premises on Papyrus Road, Werrington.

Initial plans are to build a 500 space car-park on the site but, ultimately, the area will be embraced by the redevelopment of the railway station area – plans for which have yet to be finalised.