Final stage of Bromley North Village improvements get underway
Published Thursday, 6 November 2014
The revitalisation of Bromley North Village is now almost complete as work on the public realm enters its final month.
The £5.5 million scheme to improve the historic area has already enhanced East Street and Market Square, with only final sections on the High Street and West Street to complete. Buses have now returned to the High Street and Market Square, with all services returning to their original routes at the end of November when the scheme is complete.
“These major improvements underline our long term commitment to our town centre and ensuring its competitiveness for the future. The scheme will be completed in time for the festive period and we are delighted to see new businesses opening and new shoppers enjoying the area. Bromley North Village will be the perfect place to treat yourself this Christmas, be it with a celebration meal, buying presents for your loved ones or pampering yourself. "Come along and see what there is to offer” said Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal and Recreation.
While work on the East Street junction with West Street is completed, to ensure access and a through route via East Street, the direction of traffic on South Street is reversed between East Street and Court Street. Access to Sainsbury’s and West Street is being maintained with College Road operating as a two way road from Tweedy Road to Walters Yard. Vehicles are unable to turn right from Tweedy Road for safety reasons. Diversion signs have been erected on all routes approaching the area. Buses are using the High Street, with some routes being diverted via Tweedy Road. This last section of work will be completed by the end of November in time for the important Christmas trading period.
East Street and Market Square are now complete with brand new granite paving, lamp columns, trees and outdoor seating. Plans and full details regarding diversions and public transport are available at www.bromley.gov.uk/bromleynorthvillage.
Plans for Bromley North Village were outlined in the Bromley Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP), which was officially adopted by the Council in October 2010. The scheme encompasses Market Square, High Street North and East Street areas of Bromley town centre. There are new pavement surfaces, new lights, more trees and new street furniture. This will improve trading conditions for the businesses in the area and has already attracted new independent traders. The scheme is funded in partnership with the council, Transport for London (TfL) and The Mayor’s Outer London Fund (OLF).
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