Major improvement works that will boost the street scene in Thornton Heath get under way this week.
The work programme will focus firstly on the section of Brigstock Road between Chipstead Avenue and Quadrant Road outside of the library and Trumble Gardens. This work will then followed by Whitehorse Road Roundabout and the Parchmore Road/High Street Junction and will help create a more pleasant environment. Improvements to the area include the removal of old street furniture, new kerbs and paving and the installation of trees and seats to boost the public spaces. The council gathered local people’s views on how the area could be improved during consultation events held previously in Thornton Heath, and their feedback has influenced the planned works.
The improvement works are part of a £2.78 million project to improve the area, which also includes improvements to the buildings and shops along High Street which is currently under way, a business support package and new wayfinding. The project is part of the Delivering for Croydon programme which aims to improve the borough’s streets, squares and open spaces. While the construction work takes place, parking bays and bus stops close to the works site will be temporarily suspended to keep the area safe.
Councillor Alison Butler, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Homes, Regeneration and Planning, said: “Croydon’s regeneration story is about the whole borough, not just the town centre and these improvement works will breathe new life into Thornton Heath. We are really pleased that residents and local businesses have been involved in the final outcome of these works. The improved public realm works will enhance Thornton Heath’s character, making it a more attractive place in which to live, visit, work and socialise.”