Beckenham High Street Updates

Beckenham Improvements work update

Work for weeks commencing the 24th July 2017.

  • Kerb laying and paving continuing north from Church Avenue.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.
  • Transport for London traffic signals work at the Bromley Road/Church Road/High Street Junction are continuing. The old traffic islands at this junction will be removed.
  • Pavement laying will commence adjoining the planters on Beckenham Green.

In order to ensure the completion of Phase 2 on programme Conway’s will be working extended hours to 8pm and at the weekend.

For reference some works such as traffic signals and power connections are conducted by outside agencies such as Transport for London and UKPN. The project does not have control of these works and therefore trenches such as at the Albemarle and High Street junction cannot be filled.

Previous completed works

  • At the corner of Church Avenue and High Street; kerb, drainage, paving have been completed.

A Big Thank You from LB Bromley and Conways

Increasingly the project team and FM Conway have been receiving compliments about the improvements and the site contractors. Thank you for these. It is also much appreciated that businesses are working with and acknowledging that the site contractors of FM Conway are endeavouring to minimise disruption as much as possible.

We are aware that the works do cause noise and disruption. FM Conway will try and minimise the space for materials storage outside Beckenham Green as soon as possible. In the meantime thank you for your patience if you are affected.

 

Beckenham High Street Updates

Work for weeks commencing the 17th July 2017.

  • At the corner of Church Avenue and High Street; kerb, drainage and traffic signals work will continue.
  • Kerb laying and paving continuing north from Church Avenue.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

In order to ensure the completion of Phase 2 on programme Conway’s will be working extended hours to 8pm and at the weekend.

For reference, in the week commencing the 24th July 2017 the paving adjacent the planters is anticipated to commence.

Previous completed works

  • Footway excavation and sett laying between Belmont Dry Cleaners and The Dance Studio.
  • Construction of the parking bays between The Dance Studio and Lloyds Bank.

Previous completed works

  • The kerbing and granite sett paving in the parking bays at Thornton’s Corner.
  • The paving outside Jumping Beans has been laid completing the area 47-65 High street. The old bus shelter in this location has been removed in preparation for a replacement shelter.
  • Kerb laying and new paving has commenced from The Big Breakfast towards Church Avenue.

The completed scheme

Feedback from the community has revealed that there are some incorrect perceptions about the scheme.

  • The asphalt at Thornton’s Corner is a temporary measure until the granite paving is laid.
  • The High Street will not be pedestrianised. Improvements will however greatly improve the pedestrian environment with wider pavements, improved lighting and more and better road crossings. After the improvements are complete the High Street will revert to two way traffic as prior to the improvements. The larger widenings such as the North-West corner of Thornton’s Corner have been designed to enable the largest road vehicles to comfortably navigate the corner in both directions. Changes to the vehicle stop lines and traffic signalling will enable vehicles to use the reduced road space with minimal impacts on traffic flows.
  • No existing bus stops will be removed from the High Street. All bus stops will however be improved and will become fully disabled accessible. In order to create sufficient waiting space for passengers some bus stops will be located on what is the highway at present.
  • The scheme will not introduce shared surfaces where the footway and road surface will be on the same level. Throughout the scheme a kerb will be retained and the pedestrian areas will be a traditional pavement above vehicular areas except at crossing places.

Beckenham High Street improvements update

Friday 30th June 2017

Beckenham Improvements work update

Work for weeks commencing the 3rd July 2017.

  • Kerb laying and new paving will commence north from The Big Breakfast towards Church Avenue. Car parking will be suspended at this location.
  • Installation of granite sett paving in the parking bays at Thornton’s Corner.
  • The paving adjoining Jumping Beans will be completed now that the scaffolding in situ has been removed.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

Previous completed works

  • Thornton’s corner buildout has been surfaced in temporary surfacing and opened to pedestrians.
  • Strengthening materials in the loading bays at Thornton’s corner have been laid
  • Kerb laying and new paving has been completed outside Pierluigis.

St James Church Summer Fair

Beckenham High Street Improvement Updates

Work for weeks commencing the 26th June 2017. Provided by Conways.

  • Kerb laying and new paving will commence north from Pierluigis towards Church Avenue. Car parking will be suspended at this location.
  • Strengthening materials will continue to be laid under the new parking bays along The High Street between Rokewood Apartments and Thornton’s Corner.
  • Additional drainage will continue to be installed at Thorntons Corner and new kerbing will be completed.
  • Temporary surfacing will be laid at Thorntons Corner to reopen the pavement and remove the safety barriers.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

Previous completed works

  • Structural works for the Beckenham Green planters has continued.
  • The crossover to Rokeswood Apartments was completed (1 day earlier than anticipated).
  • Drainage, road strengthening and kerbing has been laid at Thorntons Corner.