Investment in the area

COMPLEMENTARY MEASURES

Activities and events

As part of the Liveable Streets programme, the council is developing a number of complementary measures and monitoring.

These will include the following:

  • Cycle training and maintenance classes
  • Cargo bike use for businesses
  • School and workplace travel initiatives
  • Play Streets
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Residential cycle hangars
  • Electric vehicle charge points

If you are interested in play streets, cycle training or cycle hangars, please email us at:

liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk

INVESTMENT IN THE AREA

The Council is developing other exciting proposals for further investment in Brick Lane. We have already consulted on a range of improvements and we hope to implement these projects alongside the Liveable Streets proposals, this will be an historic level of investment in Brick Lane.

Buxton Street

The project aims to make the street feel more connected to Allen Gardens and Spitalfields City Farm. The street width would be reduced to create more opportunity for planting and art features, to encourage more pedestrians and cyclists to visit. Improvements would also be made near Thomas Buxton Primary School, located on the eastern end of Buxton Street.


As part of a regeneration programme, the Parks and High Streets and Town Centres teams are making improvements to Allen Gardens, one of the borough’s most important inner-city open spaces. Allen Gardens is facing issues of crime, anti-social behaviour, littering and fly tipping.

The 2018 consultation identified key areas for improvement, including:

  • Play area for young children
  • Clear sight lines
  • Keep grassed areas
  • Informal community space – for activities like exercise and performance
  • Integration of Spitalfields City Farm into the park
Map of Allen Gardens

For more information on the proposed improvements please contact:

Allen.Gardens@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Brick Lane public realm

The High Streets and Town Centres team has developed a series of proposals after speaking to residents, businesses, visitors, councillors and landowners. Working with urban designers, architects, artists and lighting designers to develop a range of street improvements along Brick Lane, the proposals will help:

  • Improve signage and wayfinding, including renaming Osborn Street, to help promote footfall in the southern section of Brick Lane and links to Whitechapel
  • Create a welcoming and visually appealing streetscape, particularly in the ‘central area’ between Wentworth Street and Fashion Street
  • Improve air quality by adding urban greening (parklets) and places to rest for visitors
  • Improve the Allen Gardens and Pedley Street link
  • Improvements to pavements to make walking and cycling safer
  • Highlight Brick Lane’s historic buildings and artwork using architectural lighting
  • Improve the Banglatown Arch by refurbishing the existing structure



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