The council’s Harrow Town Centre regeneration project has reached its final stage.
The council has been working to make the area a brighter and more inviting place to visit, including new paving, new benches and trees in St Ann’s Road and removing street clutter, such as some of the phone booths.
The last phase completed in time for the start of Christmas shopping. Workers are now busy once again with the rest of the project. Paving is being laid in the area outside St George’s shopping centre, in Havelock Place, and the Royal Oak pub forecourt. Bollards, to limit vehicular access to the pedestrian area, will be installed in Clarendon Road and new linear LED lighting columns will be installed, which will be brighter than previous lights, and will include a 10 metre column at each end of St Ann’s Road.
There is also some work to be done in the Kimberley, Clarendon and College Road area to allow easier pedestrian and vehicle access. New disabled parking bays will be installed, as well as bays for motorbikes and new bus stands.
This work is expected to be completed by the end of March.
This is one of a number of projects supported by the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund, which provided almost £1.8 million towards regenerating Harrow Town Centre.
Harrow Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration Cllr Stephen Greek said: “We are now nearing the end of this huge regeneration project, which will make Harrow town centre a cleaner, safer and more inviting place to visit. Already the town centre looks good and feels busy and hopefully with these finishing touches it will continue to go from strength to strength.”