Landmark tree planted to celebrate completion of Bromley North Village improvement works
Published Tuesday, 2 December 2014
The completion of the Bromley North Village improvement work has been marked with the installation of the tallest tree ever planted in Bromley.
The 9m tall tulip tree has been planted outside the Partridge Pub in Bromley High Street as a landmark feature in the £5.5 million public realm improvement scheme. The white wooded tree, which has a life expectancy of up to 500 years is part of the ‘once in a generation’ project to provide an economic boost to the historic area. Work has been completed in time for the important Christmas trading period, with all roads reopen and buses returned to their permanent routes.
“These major improvements have underlined our long term commitment to the future of the town centre, ensuring it remains competitive for a long time to come. I have been delighted to welcome so many new businesses to the area, many being eateries which can take advantage of the wider pavements and outdoor seating areas. The scheme has been completed on time and on budget and I encourage you to come and spend some time in the new Bromley North Village, enjoy the festive lights and treat loved ones and yourself this Christmas” said Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal and Recreation.
The improvements to the historical core of Bromley which includes East Street, High Street and Market Square, has been completed with brand new granite paving, lamp columns, trees, planters and new bus shelters. The area, which has many listed buildings, restaurants and independent shops, has been provided with an economic boost following the extensive public realm improvements, with increased footfall and fewer empty shop units.
To make the area a more attractive place to trade and for residents and visitors to spend time in it received a significant upgrade to the public space, including widening the pavements, improving the carriageways and enhancing pedestrian crossings and lighting. More trees have been planted and new and improved seating will be installed. The scheme was funded in partnership with the Council, Transport for London (TfL) and The Mayor’s Outer London Fund (OLF).
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