The newly built section of Rainsford Road in Park Royal, connecting Coronation Road with Cumberland Avenue and Twyford Abbey Road, also links to the public highway, and was opened in April.
Brixton plc and Diageo – who are developing projects on the adjoining site of the former Guinness Brewery – enabled the link part of this road at a cost of £2 million. Work has been supervised by Brent Council.
Along with forming an important link between the highway and this area of Park Royal, Rainsford Road will relieve some of the congestion along Coronation Road and Abbey Road. Simon Brooke, from Park Royal Partnership, says; “We are excited today as it means there is brand new infrastructure for the businesses and employees. There are about 2,000 businesses in Park Royal.” The road extension will feature a bus lane for future services between Park Royal and Wembley, and will be open to cyclists and pedestrians.
The Mayor of Brent, Cllr Harshadbhai B Patel, officially cut the ribbon to mark the opening, saying: “This road opening today will be of great benefit to people as it will link with the A40. This project also demonstrates the resolve of the Park Royal Partnership, Brent Council and Ealing Council to work together to encourage existing businesses and create new jobs for the benefit of the local economy and residents.”
Representatives from the council, developers Brixton plc and Diageo, civil engineer Waterman, contractors Fitzpatrick and the Park Royal Partnership, attended the opening and celebrated the result of successful working relationship (pictured).