Category Archives: Beckenham High Street

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

Beckenham Improvements work update 12th February 2018

 Completed and soon to be completed works:

  • Between the Yee Olde George Inn and Lidl, paving is complete and most of the parking bays have been reopened. Final drainage work will be completed.
  • Between Thornton’s Corner and 116 High Street the considerable drainage, paving and parking bays have been completed. The parking bays have been reopened.

Phase 4 works 116 to 132 High Street.

Works commencing week beginning the 12th February 2018 

  • Excavation work to lay new kerbs and paving. In addition this section of work will require substantial new drainage due to the history of flooding in the area and the construction of an improved bus stop with a shelter and passenger waiting space. (At present the current bus stop comprises a bus stop sign only; with passenger waiting space restricted to a narrow footpath without seating)
  • . Excavation works for the above will continue up to 164 High Street (Nero’s).

During the works the bus stop will be temporarily relocated. Transport for London will be advising the Council on their preferred location.

 

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

Beckenham Improvements work update  5th February 2018

Completed and soon to be completed works:

  • Conway is continuing to work on the area between the Yee Olde George Inn and Lidl. Kerbing is complete and the parking bays have been reinstated. Paving is being laid and it is hoped will be completed by the 8th February. Minor works are required outside one of the entrances to the George.
  • Between Thornton’s Corner and 116 High Street the considerable drainage and parking bays have been completed. Paving will be completed to number 120 High Street by the end of the week. The cooperation of local businesses in this location has been welcomed. The Council will endeavour to open the parking bays at this location at the earliest opportunity.
  • The first cycle stands have been installed at Albemarle Road junction and Beckenham Green.

Phase 4 works 116 to 132 High Street.

In addition to new kerbs and paving, this section of work will require substantial new drainage due to the history of flooding in the area and the construction of an improved bus stop with a shelter and passenger waiting space. (At present the current bus stop comprises a bus stop sign only; with passenger waiting space restricted to a narrow footpath without seating). During the works the bus stop will be temporarily relocated.

Works commencing week beginning the 5th February 2018.

  • Excavation work for the foundations for the bus stop and kerb laying will be commenced.

The Project Programme

The project is still on programme and due to be completed at the end of the summer, subject to unforeseen problems. Some sections of work have been commenced or completed differently to the original programme. This has been in response to requests by the community, other council departments or Transport for London.

Beckenham High Street Improvements Work Update

Work for week commencing 29 January 2018.

Beckenham Improvements work update

  • Conway is continuing to work on the area between the Yee Olde George Inn and Lidl. Kerbing is complete and paving is being laid. Minor works are required outside one of the entrances to the George. It is estimated that that works will take 2 further weeks subject to unanticipated problems.
  • Between Thornton’s Corner and 116 High Street. The considerable drainage required for this area due to its history of flooding has been completed in the first section. The parking bays have been completed. Paving should nearly be complete to number 120 High Street by the end of the week.
  • Car parking spaces in this location will have to be suspended during works for operational reasons. Conway and the Council are committed to maintaining as much car parking possible during works. Parking spaces will therefore not be suspended other than for necessary operational reasons.
  • The High Street was now reverted back to one directional traffic north from Village Way to Beckenham Junction similar to prior the Christmas break. TFL have confirmed that information will be displayed on the bus stops accordingly. For more information, please visit tfl.gov.uk/TempBusChanges “

Unfortunately Thames Water will be continuing works outside Kelsey Square until the 2nd February. These works have no connection to the improvement scheme.

Outside of Beckenham Town Centre other Council departments may carry out essential works such as tree pruning or safety improvements to paving. These works are frequently carried by other contractors and not Conway. The project team therefore cannot be aware of all activities in the Beckenham area.

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

Work for week commencing 22 January 2018 from Conway and LB Bromley

Beckenham Improvements work update

  • The High Street has now reverted back to one directional traffic north from Village Way to Beckenham Junction similar to prior the Christmas break. TFL have confirmed that information will be displayed on the bus stops accordingly. For more information, please visit tfl.gov.uk/TempBusChanges
  • Conway is continuing to work on the area between the Yee Olde George Inn and Lidl. Excavation works have been completed and the concrete foundations have been laid. The laying of new kerbs will commence next week. It is estimated that that works will take 3 further weeks subject to unanticipated problems.
  • Between Thornton’s Corner and 116 High Street (on the other side of the road). The considerable drainage required for this area due to its history of flooding has been completed in the first section. The concrete foundations for the parking bays have been commenced. Kerbing has commenced. Next week paving will commence on the kerb side.

Due to the nature of the works this is likely to take a further 4 weeks subject to any unanticipated problems. It is a particularly difficult area requiring underground infrastructures that not required elsewhere in the scheme. In order for the works to be completed as soon as possible the cooperation of local businesses would be welcomed. It should be remembered that the area is a building site and like any building site there will be disruption during works.

  • Car parking spaces in this location will have to be suspended during works for operational reasons. Conway and the Council are committed to maintaining as much car parking as possible during works. Parking spaces will therefore not be suspended other than for necessary operational reasons.

For Reference

Unfortunately Thames Water will be continuing works outside Kelsey Square until the 2nd February. These works have no connection to the improvement scheme.

Outside of Beckenham Town Centre other Council departments may carry out essential works such as tree pruning or safety improvements to paving. These works are frequently carried by other contractors and not Conway. The project team therefore cannot be aware of all activities in the Beckenham area.

 

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

Work for week commencing 15 January 2018.

  • The High Street has now reverted back to one directional traffic north from Village Way to Beckenham Junction similar to prior the Christmas break. TFL have confirmed that information will be displayed on the bus stops accordingly. For more information, please visit tfl.gov.uk/TempBusChanges
  • Conway is currently working on the area between Yee Olde George Inn and Lidl. Works will comprise the removal and reinstatement of kerbing and changes to underground services. These works were originally programmed for November 2017 but have been delayed as resources were concentrated on Beckenham Green to ensure the completion of works for the community events held on the Green at the start of December. It is estimated that that works will take 4 weeks as there will be drainage works and the construction of parking bays
  • Between Thornton’s Corner and 116 High Street, on the opposite side of the street to Kelsey House, works will be undertaken in preparation for the installation of the considerable drainage required for this area historically subject to flooding. Due to the nature of the works this is likely to take 5 weeks subject to any unanticipated problems.
  • Car parking spaces in this location will have to be suspended during works for operational reasons. Conway and the Council are committed to maintaining as much car parking possible during works. Parking spaces will therefore not be suspended other than for necessary operational reasons.

Unfortunately Thames Water will be continuing works outside Kelsey Square until the 2nd February. These works have no connection to the improvement scheme. Outside of Beckenham Town Centre other Council departments may carry out essential works such as tree pruning or safety improvements to paving. These works are frequently carried by other contractors and not Conway. The project team therefore cannot be aware of all activities in the Beckenham area.