Design work has commenced on two new gateway schemes, following successful applications for Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding.
Through the Hyde Park Paddington Neighbourhood Forum Marble Arch London BID submitted proposals to improve the corner of Edgware Road and Sussex Gardens and add green infrastructure at Burwood Place.
The funding, worth £250,000 in total, will enable the transformation of key gateways, lifting the appearance and creating better public spaces.
At Sussex Gardens the scheme involves the removal of the micro-recycling centre and guard rails, repairs to the surface and better presentation of the central tree. The location has long been a problem area for fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour, litter and pigeon feeding.
Burwood Place hosts one of Westminster’s newest cycle quietways, and new public space has been created in association with the highway changes. Here the proposal includes the addition of planters and seating, offering a pause point for local residents, shoppers and visitors.
Westminster City Council, as the Highway Authority, are leading the scheme and have now commenced initial survey and design work. Options will be presented to the Hyde Park Paddington Neighbourhood Forum in the next few weeks and we expect the schemes to be completed by March 2021.