Work to improve Harlesden Town Centre has got under way.
Brent’s Lead Member for Transportation, Cllr Jim Moher visited Manor Park Road to mark the commencement of works.
Transport for London (TfL) and contractor CONWAY AECOM are joint partners with Brent in the redevelopment project which, the council hopes, will see Harlesden town centre transformed and a section of the high street become a semi-pedestrianised zone by 2015.
The scheme will also see traffic re-directed around the centre of Harlesden, which should ease congestion and cut journey times, with the Jubilee Clock being refurbished and moved five metres from its central location.
Funded by TfL, the £4million scheme is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete and will also include newly paved and wider footways, tree planting, reduced street clutter, and more accessible bus stops.
The new-look Harlesden High Street will also be closed to traffic, except buses, between 10am and 4pm.
Speaking at the ceremony, Cllr. Moher said: “This regeneration is great news for Harlesden and Brent as a whole because it will not only enhance the environment it will also create opportunities and bring economic growth to the local community and beyond.”