Harrow Town Centre is set to undergo a significant transformation, thanks to a £7.1 million funding boost from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund.
The initiative aims to create a well-connected, cleaner, and safer space in the heart of the borough, catering to the needs of the local community.
Starting from today, October 30, until December 10, residents, business owners, and stakeholders are invited to participate in a public consultation. The goal is to gather valuable feedback on the proposed enhancements to Harrow Town Centre.
Proposed Enhancements Include:
Safer Crossing Points: Numerous safe crossing points will be established throughout the town center, ensuring pedestrian safety.
Improved Lighting: Enhanced lighting will be installed, improving safety and visibility, fostering a secure environment for all.
Green Spaces: Kymberley Road and Greenhill Way will see the introduction of improved green spaces, creating scenic corridors with shade and shelter for the public to enjoy.
Street Improvements: New areas adorned with plants and seating will grace Greenhill Way and the end of College Road. These spaces will encourage people to relax and spend more time in the town center.
Infrastructure Upgrades: Upgrades to Greenhill Way, Kymberley Road, Clarendon Road, College Road, the Pinner Road, and the Greenhill Way pedestrian underpass will be conducted, ensuring better accessibility and connectivity.
Enhanced Cycling Facilities: College Road, Greenhill Way, and Station Road will witness improved cycling infrastructure, promoting safer and more accessible cycling routes.
Market and Event Space: St Anns Road will be revamped to accommodate improved market and event spaces, enhancing business opportunities and customer experiences.
Residents are encouraged to attend drop-in events at Greenhill Library in the town centre on November 11 (10am – 2pm) and November 14 (2:30pm – 5:30pm) to learn more about the proposed changes and provide their feedback.
Detailed plans, aimed at improving walking, cycling, and public transport connectivity, as well as reducing street clutter, can be viewed at www.talk.harrow.gov.uk/enhancingharrowtowncentre.
Feedback received during the public consultation will be carefully reviewed and incorporated into the final design.
Construction work is slated to commence in Spring 2024.