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Globe Town market square update:

In March 2021 the High Street team consulted on the detail design of Globe Town market square and invited comments and feedback from local residents, businesses, market traders and local community groups.

Further development work was undertaken by Jan Kattein Architects to ensure the final plans captured all the comments and feedback.

The architects have worked with specialists SuDs consultants in the preparation of the tender information, and a contractor has now been appointed to deliver the construction works.

The contractor is currently costing the design and will provide a programme with critical milestone by the end of April 2022. Works are anticipated to be completed by September 2022.

Proposed improvements for the market square include:

  • Planting native mature, semi-mature and fruit trees
  • Planters
  • Seating
  • Lighting with integrated power supply – charges paid by Highways/Market Services
  • Waste storage with green roof to enable recycling
  • Multi-functional space for community events
  • Bike hoops
  • SuDs (sustainable drainage systems)
  • Existing traders pitches retained

Mural update:

Opening up works took place to Clynes House in January 2022 to inspect the existing structure to establish how the ceramic tiles will be supported. A specialist façade engineer has been appointed to work with the tile installer, to design a solution for the steel sub structure to support the ceramic tiles. This work is ongoing and the High Street team will update this page once a solution has been achieved.

Shopfront update:

If you would like to take part in the High Streets shopfront grants programme please get in touch via highstreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Pedestrian Link update:

We are awaiting feedback from Network Rail on the design proposal.

Roman Road West Regeneration Programme Context

In July 2019 the Council’s cabinet approved £1.67m funding (£1.57m capital & £100,000 revenue) for the regeneration programme as part of its capital delivery programme including:

  • Opening-up a railway arch to create a new walking route for 15,000 staff and students to connect Queen Mary University of London campus with the town centre via Meath Gardens
  • Public realm with wayfinding & signage, planters on the high street and artwork to the sides of housing blocks
  • Relaunch the Market Square with seating, lighting, planting and equipment for the market traders
  • Changing solid metal shutters into open grills on shopfronts
  • Converting underused lock-ups into workspace

Globe Town market square update:

In March 2021 the High Street team consulted on the detail design of Globe Town market square and invited comments and feedback from local residents, businesses, market traders and local community groups.

Further development work was undertaken by Jan Kattein Architects to ensure the final plans captured all the comments and feedback.

The architects have worked with specialists SuDs consultants in the preparation of the tender information, and a contractor has now been appointed to deliver the construction works.

The contractor is currently costing the design and will provide a programme with critical milestone by the end of April 2022. Works are anticipated to be completed by September 2022.

Proposed improvements for the market square include:

  • Planting native mature, semi-mature and fruit trees
  • Planters
  • Seating
  • Lighting with integrated power supply – charges paid by Highways/Market Services
  • Waste storage with green roof to enable recycling
  • Multi-functional space for community events
  • Bike hoops
  • SuDs (sustainable drainage systems)
  • Existing traders pitches retained

Mural update:

Opening up works took place to Clynes House in January 2022 to inspect the existing structure to establish how the ceramic tiles will be supported. A specialist façade engineer has been appointed to work with the tile installer, to design a solution for the steel sub structure to support the ceramic tiles. This work is ongoing and the High Street team will update this page once a solution has been achieved.

Shopfront update:

If you would like to take part in the High Streets shopfront grants programme please get in touch via highstreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Pedestrian Link update:

We are awaiting feedback from Network Rail on the design proposal.

Roman Road West Regeneration Programme Context

In July 2019 the Council’s cabinet approved £1.67m funding (£1.57m capital & £100,000 revenue) for the regeneration programme as part of its capital delivery programme including:

  • Opening-up a railway arch to create a new walking route for 15,000 staff and students to connect Queen Mary University of London campus with the town centre via Meath Gardens
  • Public realm with wayfinding & signage, planters on the high street and artwork to the sides of housing blocks
  • Relaunch the Market Square with seating, lighting, planting and equipment for the market traders
  • Changing solid metal shutters into open grills on shopfronts
  • Converting underused lock-ups into workspace
Page last updated: 10 Jun 2022, 10:09 AM