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.


UPDATE 25 November 2020: Gosset Street/Columbia Road Detailed Design

The improvements to the Gosset Street area form a key part of the Liveable Streets programme and we want the public realm design to enhance the area as best as possible. As the final stages of the Gosset Street engagement process have taken place during the Covid-19 restrictions, engagement with residents in the area has been held online via webinar format.

Thank you to all contributors for their ideas so far and, as we are now reaching the end stage of the detailed design, we would like to get final comments from the wider community on these design proposals.

We are enthusiastic to hear your ideas so please visit the Gosset Street project page for more details.


Bethnal Green Construction

Construction phases

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. The update below shows the current status of the Old Bethnal Green Road works.

Old Bethnal Green Road, images of current ongoing work. Click to enlarge image.

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

You can also view the work commencement letters that have been distributed to all affected areas.


Update

Works are also progressing along Clarkson Street, Middleton Street, Punderson's Gardens and Clare Street. A breakdown of the works can be found in the below table.

Work statusLocationWork Type
Works nearing completionClarkson 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
TBCMiddleton Street
  • Footway improvements and buildout
  • Installation of traffic calming speed hump
Works nearing completionPunderson'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
TBCClare 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


Clarkson Street, as shown below, is progressing as planned and is in the final stages of construction. We expect this to be completed in the coming weeks.

Clarkson Street, images of current ongoing work. Click to enlarge image.

Punderson's Gardens, like Clarkson street, is also progressing on track with construction nearing to an end. We expect this to be completed imminently within the coming weeks.

Punderson's Gardens, images of current ongoing work. Click to enlarge image.


Update

The next stage of works in the Bethnal Green area along Pollard Row commenced on Thursday 3rd December 2020. These works form part of the wider Liveable Streets program and will see a new School Street implemented for Elizabeth Selby Infants school to create a safe space for school children. The Closures along Pollard Row and Pollard Street are outlined below and detailed on the plan.

Work Status
Location
Work Type
Ongoing
Pollard Row
  • Work to create no through route for vehicles (except emergency vehicles) on Pollard Row between Pollard Street and Ivimey Street.
  • Some mechanical excavators may be used during these works.
  • New parking bays to be installed north of Pollard Street.
Ongoing
Pollard Street
  • Work to create a school street between Elizabeth Selby Infants School entrance and the closure point of Pollard Row.


A plan indicating where the proposed closure points are on Pollard Row and Pollard StreetPollard Row closure points and school street


The works commencement letter was distributed to surrounding local residents prior to the commencement of works.

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.


UPDATE 25 November 2020: Gosset Street/Columbia Road Detailed Design

The improvements to the Gosset Street area form a key part of the Liveable Streets programme and we want the public realm design to enhance the area as best as possible. As the final stages of the Gosset Street engagement process have taken place during the Covid-19 restrictions, engagement with residents in the area has been held online via webinar format.

Thank you to all contributors for their ideas so far and, as we are now reaching the end stage of the detailed design, we would like to get final comments from the wider community on these design proposals.

We are enthusiastic to hear your ideas so please visit the Gosset Street project page for more details.


Bethnal Green Construction

Construction phases

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. The update below shows the current status of the Old Bethnal Green Road works.

Old Bethnal Green Road, images of current ongoing work. Click to enlarge image.

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

You can also view the work commencement letters that have been distributed to all affected areas.


Update

Works are also progressing along Clarkson Street, Middleton Street, Punderson's Gardens and Clare Street. A breakdown of the works can be found in the below table.

Work statusLocationWork Type
Works nearing completionClarkson 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
TBCMiddleton Street
  • Footway improvements and buildout
  • Installation of traffic calming speed hump
Works nearing completionPunderson'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
TBCClare 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


Clarkson Street, as shown below, is progressing as planned and is in the final stages of construction. We expect this to be completed in the coming weeks.

Clarkson Street, images of current ongoing work. Click to enlarge image.

Punderson's Gardens, like Clarkson street, is also progressing on track with construction nearing to an end. We expect this to be completed imminently within the coming weeks.

Punderson's Gardens, images of current ongoing work. Click to enlarge image.


Update

The next stage of works in the Bethnal Green area along Pollard Row commenced on Thursday 3rd December 2020. These works form part of the wider Liveable Streets program and will see a new School Street implemented for Elizabeth Selby Infants school to create a safe space for school children. The Closures along Pollard Row and Pollard Street are outlined below and detailed on the plan.

Work Status
Location
Work Type
Ongoing
Pollard Row
  • Work to create no through route for vehicles (except emergency vehicles) on Pollard Row between Pollard Street and Ivimey Street.
  • Some mechanical excavators may be used during these works.
  • New parking bays to be installed north of Pollard Street.
Ongoing
Pollard Street
  • Work to create a school street between Elizabeth Selby Infants School entrance and the closure point of Pollard Row.


A plan indicating where the proposed closure points are on Pollard Row and Pollard StreetPollard Row closure points and school street


The works commencement letter was distributed to surrounding local residents prior to the commencement of works.

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.