The first phase of Ilford’s Public Realm Transformation starts

Redbridge Council’s multi-million pound major street improvements project set to transform Ilford High Road got underway in March with the start of the first phase of the works outside the Exchange Ilford.

Ambitious plans will create new high-quality, accessible public spaces and, alongside the arrival of Crossrail, will help to fundamentally revitalise Ilford Town Centre. The proposed improvements will take place at Ilford High Road (from the crossroads with Cranbrook Road through to the area outside Ilford Police Station) and will include the connecting side streets of Clements Lane, Clements Road and Chadwick Road.

Proposed improvements include new high quality paving, trees and pocket parks, a clutter free environment with improved lighting and seating, public art, informal play sites and high quality spaces for events. The proposals seek to encourage a strong night time economy,  contribute to a high quality culture, leisure and food offer and improve pedestrian and cycle routes into the Town Centre.