Hammersmith & Fulham Council is starting work on a million pound improvement project for North End Road.
The council says it is ready to move to the next stage of improving North End Road aiming to make it a thriving retail and food destination.
“The big, traffic-free seasonal markets which we’ve been running since Christmas 2014 have already boosted North End Road and now we’re taking things to the next level, with significant new funding,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.
The first step will be a study looking at traffic options for the road, using a £50,000 grant from Transport for London. This will be followed by major improvements with a budget of at least £1 million.
Cllr Jones added, “We believe in working with people, not doing things to them, so we’re holding two meetings to get residents’, traders’ and businesses’ views on what this transport study should look at.”
Following the study, there will be further consultation on making short-term and long-term improvements to the traffic, market and shops in North End Road.
Cllr Jones added, “We’re already looking to raise further funds for this work. It’s all part of what we’re doing to make H&F the best place to work, live and play in Europe.”
Since 2014, Hammersmith & Fulham Council has been working with businesses, traders and residents in the North End Road Action Group (NERAG) to boost North End Road and its 130-year-old market as a thriving shopping destination. It has launched popular traffic-free markets, attracted new regular traders and shoppers to the road, reduced the number of vacant shops on street, and made it easier and cheaper for new traders to join the market with its Trade for a Tenner scheme.