Sussex Gardens Gateway Makeover
The Forum’s second gateway scheme at the junction of Edgware Road and Sussex Gardens has been successfully completed.
This corner site suffered from a series of problems historically, including fly-tipping and poor surfaces caused by extensive tree roots belonging to one of the area’s biggest London Planes.
The Sussex Gardens scheme involved:
- The removal of the micro recycling centre and railings
- All new paving and kerbs
- A brand-new resin-bound tree pit to accommodate and protect the tree roots while improving the surface for pedestrians
- A small planter with over 80 plants and bulbs
- Lifting the tree branches to 5m above the footpath
- New cycle parking stands
- A new street sign and road signs on nearby columns
- A bench for people to take time out and rest their legs
Westminster City Council, as the Highway Authority, led the scheme and commissioned WSP as designers. The scheme cost approximately £90,000, met from Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding secured through the Forum. The project was managed by Marble Arch London BID.
The sister project, Burwood Place, was completed on 20 March.