London mayor Boris Johnson has announced a £23M investment improving transport infrastructure in Croydon city centre following damaged caused by the August riots.
The funds will be spent on improving entrances at West Croydon train station, repair and strengthening Croydon’s high street, and improving pedestrian walking routes.
Today’s announcement is in addition to £70M already committed from Croydon Council, and its private and public sector investing partners including Transport for London, following a decision by retail giant Westfield to develop a third shopping centre in this part of the capital.
The money is a large chunk of the Mayor’s £70M Regeneration Fund set up to help repair the damage caused to high streets and town centres in the August riots, £20M of which was secured from central Government and the rest from City Hall.
Outline of work:
- £5M − improving key entrances to Croydon improving the transport interchange around West Croydon station, and the junction of Dingwall Road and Lansdowne Road near the new East Croydon station footbridge.
- £7M − repair and strengthen Croydon’s high street including its main north-south high street.
- £6M − improving routes between key destinations with improved pedestrian crossings across the Wellesley Road at Bedford Park Road, Lansdowne Road, George Street, the Fairfield Halls and Edridge Road.
- £5M − to attract business with a three year package of support.