Bromley North improvements increase shopper numbers
PUBLISHED: 11:37 15 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:37 15 January 2014
A £5.2million scheme to revitalise Bromley North Village has already seen an increased number of shoppers on the High Street.
Improvements are still being made to East Street, South Street and the pedestrianised section of Market Square with the aim of providing an economic boost to the historic area.
There will be new pavement surfaces, new lights, more trees and new street furniture, with the aim of improving trade in the area and attracting new businesses and retailers.
Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal and Recreation, said: “These improvements underline our commitment to improving the town centre and ensuring people continue to shop, trade and spend time in Bromley North. We are working closely with local businesses at this crucial time and are encouraged to see the new Mitre Close car park well used on a daily basis and increased footfall in the High Street as a result. A new East Street is taking shape and we are already seeing more footfall and shops being let.”
Improvements to water mains will see some roads closed while work is carried out.
These include East Street and South Street until March 2014, High Street North until May 2014 and Market Square until October 2014.
Plans for Bromley North Village were outlined in the Bromley Town Centre Area Action Plan, which was officially adopted by the Council in October 2010. The scheme is funded in partnership with the Council, Transport for London and The Mayor’s Outer London Fund.