High Street revamp gets under way
by Jim Dunton Wed 23 October 2013, 2:22 pm
Work on a £2 million project to transform the appearance of Hounslow High Street has begun.
The revamp will see the installation of new seating and paving, the planting of trees and the creation of new facilities for outdoor events and performances.
Bell Square - between the bend of the Staines Road carriageway to the west and Bell Road to the east - is the focus of the first phase of work.
The second phase will see works taking place along the pedestrianised part of the High Street, and is due to start in the New Year.
Steve Curran, Hounslow’s cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration, said the works were a turning point for the town that would transform the street environment, attract further investment and boost the local economy.
“We are creating an environment which will boost shops and businesses and make the town centre a place where people want to be and somewhere we are all proud of,” he said.
The project is being delivered by the council, and is funded jointly by the borough and the mayor of London’s Outer London Fund.
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