Beckenham High Street
Description of Works
This project was designed by FM Conway Consultancy working with the London Borough of Bromley, with an aim to improve the public realm and general enjoyment of Beckenham High Street for visitors and residents of the area. The scheme covered an 800m length of highway from the High Street junction with Albemarle Road, adjacent to Beckenham Green to the Croydon Road / Beckenham Road Roundabout.
The overall aim was to make the town more attractive to visitors and shoppers by day and night. A major objective was to support existing businesses and encourage new businesses to invest in the town centre, whilst the High Street investment improvements would create a more attractive and safer pedestrian environment. Improvements included new paving and road surfacing, improved and attractive lighting, improved road crossings and bus waiting facilities, better facilities for cyclists and improved amenity spaces including Beckenham Green.
Extensive planning and consultation were carried out from when the scheme was proposed in 2012. The cooperation and input of the ‘Town Centre Team’ and its members including the Beckenham Business Association, The Beckenham Society and the Copers Cope Resident Association is gratefully acknowledged, with their input key in shaping the nature of the scheme.