Sheen Lane Centre - improvement scheme

Closed 12 Sep 2007

Opened 21 Aug 2007


The Council is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding from Transport for London (TfL) to make improvements to the open space within the Sheen Lane Centre. This area is East Sheen's largest urban public space, with a wide range of public facilities and the local community has been keen to make better use of the space for some time. The Mortlake with East Sheen Society approached the Council with an outline for a scheme to make improvements.




The aim of the scheme is to open up and declutter the area to promote more flexible use and to create a more attractive space with improved accessibility and safety. An exhibition outside of the library shows an artist's impression of before and after, and the types of materials to be used. The details of the scheme are as follows:


Introduce high quality and more practical surfacing and 'furniture'

- Removal of the outdated and high maintenance planters

- Resurfacing of the main area with heritage sealed gravel (for an explanation of what heritage sealed gravel is see below link to 'Surface materials explained')

- Breedon gravel around the trees

- Resurfacing of the entrance area with York stone and granite setts

- Introduce new and more robust benches

- Introduce more and improved cycle stands

- Introduce new (larger) and more litter bins

- Two new trees

- Improved planting scheme.


Improve lighting for greater security

- New elegant modern columns with white light for better visibility

- Uplighting in key points

- Lighting on the buildings.


Improve signage

- A new large map with directional signage system will be introduced

- Improved noticeboard

- New signs on buildings.



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