Collaboration at work in Harlesden

Collaboration at work in Harlesden.

Brent Council and CONWAY AECOM held a launch event to celebrate the start of the £4.5 million Harlesden regeneration scheme on Tuesday 28th May, the first major Borough scheme under the new London Highways Alliance Contract (LoHAC).

The scheme was launched at Manor Park Road where Brent’s Lead Member for Transportation, Cllr Jim Moher and representatives from the Harlesden Town Team marked the commencement of works, in photos holding a ceremonial spade.

The party joined by local residents moved indoors to the local Methodist Church on Harlesden High Street. Representatives from both Brent Council and LoHAC’s contractor CONWAY AECOM were available to give residents the opportunity to discuss works over some light refreshments before a Q&A session.

The redevelopment project which is funded by TfL will see Harlesden town centre transformed and a section of the high street will become a semi-pedestrianised zone by 2015. The scheme will also see traffic re-directed around the centre of Harlesden, which should ease congestion and cut journey times. It will also deliver the following improvements.

  • newly paved and wider footways to provide more space for pedestrians
  • more tree planting throughout the area making the streetscape more attractive and help improve air quality
  • reduced street clutter by removing unnecessary signs and guard rails
  • new bicycle parking and more accessible bus stops
  • Cllr Jim Moher for London Borough of Brent said:

    “Harlesden’s regeneration has been a long time in the planning and I’m so delighted that we are now at the stage where the work can finally begin. My thanks go to Brent’s transportation team and our partners, TfL and CONWAY AECOM for all their hard work so far and my special thanks go to the Harlesden Town Team and local residents and businesses for their continued interest and support for these improvements.”

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