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Project focus: Streets of Bromley
by Marco Cillario Fri 16 December 2016, 3:17 pm
Two of Bromley's main streets will be transformed over the next year. Invest Bromley gives the latest updates on the plans.
Beckenham High Street and Bromley High Street will undergo a series of improvements starting next year (2017).
Beckenham High Street
In February, work will start at the northern end of the high street in Beckenham. It will involve all public areas between Beckenham Junction station and the war memorial roundabout at the junction of Croydon Road and Rectory Road.
All public realm will be resurfaced, bus stands improved, pavements widened, new signage and lighting provided and four junctions improved for ease of crossing.
New facilities for cyclists will also be introduced, such as cycle stands, parking and a repair facility.
Works will include the improvement of Beckenham Green, and will incorporate new lighting, planters, facilities for regular markets and seating.
The scheme aims to better integrate Beckenham Junction station forecourt with the surrounding public realm, and refine the design continuity of privately owned spaces such as the Odeon cinema. The introduction of shared space pavement parking is also included in the plans.
Work will be complete by spring 2018 at the latest.
Bromley High Street
A detailed design for Bromley High Street is approaching completion.
It includes the central part of the high street, between Market Square and Elmfield Road.
The scheme aims to encourage street activity and improve the pedestrian experience by planting trees and shrubs, providing more shelter for shoppers and improving the link to Church House Gardens.
Plans involve the creation of a ‘High Street Garden’ between the Elmfield Road end of the street and the Churchill Theatre, as well as the transformation of the area in front of the theatre into a flexible public space to host seasonal events.
Following a concept design produced by SEW Architects, in December 2015 the council approved funding for detailed plans.
A programme of implementation is yet to be agreed.