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£3.2m for Beckenham town centre improvements

by Jim Dunton Fri 24 January 2014, 12:00 pm

Work is set to begin on the creation of detailed designs for a £3.2 million package of improvement work for Beckenham town centre.

The project, which will be jointly funded by Transport for London and Bromley Council, is expected to include road-junction upgrades, wider pavements, new lighting columns and street furniture.

Councillor Peter Morgan, Bromley’s renewal and recreation lead, said the project would emphasise Beckenham’s “village identity” and that the authority had worked closely with local residents groups and stakeholders throughout the process of producing an improvement strategy and public-realm concept designs.

"This is an exciting time for Beckenham town centre and this bid will support our ongoing work and the vitality of the town,” he said.

“Beckenham has a thriving community and a diverse and successful range of independent businesses, specialist shops, restaurants and cafes and is a fantastic place to live and work. 

“Public-realm improvements improve the local economy and trading environment and will support the future economic vibrancy of the centre and enhance its historic heritage.”

Bromley said work was expected to begin in 2016.

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