We are excited to be moving into the delivery Phase of Community Street. Thank you to everyone who has given input so far.
Our local communities and interested parties came up with a total of 29 project ideas across the estate. These were costed at more than double our available budget of just over £2 million. The scope of these projects has been adjusted so that we are able to include as many as possible and we will begin to deliver these in phases. Please check below for regular updates as we reveal the 13 projects to be carried out.
Strip out work will enable us to enable the quantification of the salvageable existing materials and confirmation of the scope for their refurbishment, as well as the identification of any further surveys and investigative works that may be required. This will allow for more robust and accurate measurement within the tender pricing document, reducing the risk of variations once in contract, and for the designs to be sense checked and adjusted as required subject to the conditions found.
Refurbishment and reopening of existing public WC's.
The existing WC's were stripped out and are being replaced with brand new facilities including a washroom for the market traders.
Works to be completed by 29 July.
3 new picnic style benches with concrete bases were installed on the week of the 18th of October outside the Bay20 Community Centre in Maxilla Gardens.
Work will commence in January 2023 and will consist of:
Resurfacing across Pear Tree Walk and outside the Westway Sports Centre
Installation of new benches
Installation of drinking fountain
Doughnut lighting around the pillars of the flyover
Works to be completed 19 June
Local schoolchildren from Kensington Aldridge Academy created a new artwork going across the full length of the Acklam Village hoardings which highlights African and Caribbean countries using their flags and positive words that surround them. Work started in November 2022 and was completed by February 2023.
The windows to the retail units within 281 Portobello Green Arcade that face onto Thorpe Close have been replaced with much larger and clear windows to allow visibility from street level to these businesses.
Works were completed in March 2023.
Market stalls now line one side of Thorpe Close on market days to allow the shops to be visible on the other.
New 'doughnut' style lighting will be installed on the pillars along this street for a more even distribution of lighting.
Two large planters have been delivered to Thorpe Close and are currently positioned on the end of Thorpe Close closest to Ladbroke Grove.
These will be planted in early June.