Liveable Streets Bethnal Green

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Liveable Streets is a multi-million-pound borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. It aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport.

Please refer to the right side of the page to find out more about the previous stages of the Liveable Streets Bethnal Green programme and engagement activities.

Construction phase

The programme is now moving into the construction phase for the Bethnal Green area. We will update each neighbourhood on the specific works taking place on the roads around them, or you can see the below timeline for when a scheme area near you is scheduled to commence construction.

Click here to see all the changes to the road layout across the Bethnal Green area. The full range of improvements will be detailed below.

Construction updates

Works are currently progressing on Old Bethnal Green Road (Scheme 4) and will be completed in stages to minimise any disruption.

Image of works occurring on Old Bethnal Green Road

To find out more about the Scheme 4 works, please see the notification letter for residents here.

Commencement letters have been distributed around the affected area and can also be viewed here.

Below is a breakdown of the works and commencement dates.

Work statusLocationWork Type
Work progressing as plannedClarkson Street
  • Work to create no through route for vehicles along Clarkson Street. Closure at the corner of Middleton Green with no longer having access to Ellsworth Street
  • Installation of road closure points
  • Some mechanical excavators will be used during these works
Work progressing as planned
Middleton Street
  • Footway improvements and buildout
  • Installation of traffic calming speed hump
Work progressing as planned
Punderson's Gardens
  • Works to create no through route for vehicles along Punderson's Gardens from Middleton Street to Bethnal Green Road
  • Some mechanical excavators will be used during these works
Work progressing as planned
Clare Street
  • Work to create no through route for vehicles along Clare Street from Hackney Road to Old Bethnal Green Road
  • Some mechanical excavators will be used during these works


Below is a plan of the proposed works mentioned in the above table.


Coronavirus updates

Our Liveable Streets programme team are following government advice and are currently working remotely. Work will continue as planned on the projects and the team will adhere to all guidelines.

Please note construction timing is subject to change depending on changes to coronavirus restrictions, weather and coordination of works in the area. We will update the website with any changes to the programme and hope you will continue to help us improve the look and feel of your neighbourhood.

For coronavirus updates from Tower Hamlets or to join our mailing list please click here.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the construction phase please see below, or get in touch with the team by emailing liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk or calling 0203 092 0401.

Liveable Streets is a multi-million-pound borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. It aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport.

Please refer to the right side of the page to find out more about the previous stages of the Liveable Streets Bethnal Green programme and engagement activities.

Construction phase

The programme is now moving into the construction phase for the Bethnal Green area. We will update each neighbourhood on the specific works taking place on the roads around them, or you can see the below timeline for when a scheme area near you is scheduled to commence construction.

Click here to see all the changes to the road layout across the Bethnal Green area. The full range of improvements will be detailed below.

Construction updates

Works are currently progressing on Old Bethnal Green Road (Scheme 4) and will be completed in stages to minimise any disruption.

Image of works occurring on Old Bethnal Green Road

To find out more about the Scheme 4 works, please see the notification letter for residents here.

Commencement letters have been distributed around the affected area and can also be viewed here.

Below is a breakdown of the works and commencement dates.

Work statusLocationWork Type
Work progressing as plannedClarkson Street
  • Work to create no through route for vehicles along Clarkson Street. Closure at the corner of Middleton Green with no longer having access to Ellsworth Street
  • Installation of road closure points
  • Some mechanical excavators will be used during these works
Work progressing as planned
Middleton Street
  • Footway improvements and buildout
  • Installation of traffic calming speed hump
Work progressing as planned
Punderson's Gardens
  • Works to create no through route for vehicles along Punderson's Gardens from Middleton Street to Bethnal Green Road
  • Some mechanical excavators will be used during these works
Work progressing as planned
Clare Street
  • Work to create no through route for vehicles along Clare Street from Hackney Road to Old Bethnal Green Road
  • Some mechanical excavators will be used during these works


Below is a plan of the proposed works mentioned in the above table.


Coronavirus updates

Our Liveable Streets programme team are following government advice and are currently working remotely. Work will continue as planned on the projects and the team will adhere to all guidelines.

Please note construction timing is subject to change depending on changes to coronavirus restrictions, weather and coordination of works in the area. We will update the website with any changes to the programme and hope you will continue to help us improve the look and feel of your neighbourhood.

For coronavirus updates from Tower Hamlets or to join our mailing list please click here.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the construction phase please see below, or get in touch with the team by emailing liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk or calling 0203 092 0401.