7 April 2017: 5:37 pm
Multimillion pound regeneration project for Mitcham approaches completion
Work is to be completed on a £7 million town centre improvement and regeneration project in Mitcham.
The ‘Rediscover Mitcham’ initiative, begun in 2015, aims to overcome the decline of the area by improving transport links, attracting more shops to the town centre and supporting existing local businesses.
The introduction of buses through the previously fully pedestrianised town centre, starting in August 2017, is expected to increase footfall.
The Fair Green area is to be enlarged and significantly improved with landscaping, lighting, paths and seating, creating a more accessible and attractive green space.
Work has begun at the junction of Holborn Way and St Mark’s Road creating new pedestrian and traffic islands. The new traffic lights will be installed by June.
The junction between Upper Green West, Upper Green East and London Road is in the final stages of re-surfacing: the carriageway is to be completed by 13 April.
The final major junction improvements between Holborn Way and Western Road are expected to be completed by the end of the year.