The next phase of the regeneration scheme to enhance the streetscene in Thornton Heath begins on Monday.

Works will be carried out by the roundabout on Whitehorse Lane at the junction with High Street and Whitehorse Road and will include the removal of old street furniture and new paving and kerbs. New trees will also be planted and new public seating installed to create a more pleasant environment.

The works programme follows the completion of other improvements made outside the library on Brigstock Road and form part of a £2.78m project to improve the streets, squares and open spaces in Thornton Heath.

As part of this there has also been work done to the front of buildings, public art installations, business support provided to local businesses and new wayfinding signage fitted to highlight key destinations in and around the area.

Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning

“Improving the look and feel of Thornton Heath has been a high priority for residents and the council alike. I am pleased the first stage of public realm works is coming to an end and the improvements around the Whitehorse Lane roundabout can now begin.

“The input from the local community will ensure that these works will further enhance Thornton Heath, making it an attractive place for residents and visitors alike and I look forward to seeing the end result.”

For further information on the current regeneration programme of works occurring in Thornton Heath visit