Plans are underway to provide a major upgrade to Harrow Manorway between the new Sainsbury roundabout and the roundabout at Yarnton Way. The London Borough of Bexley is working with Peabody and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to help deliver this unique opportunity for improving transports links while radically changing the appearance and nature of this major route.
The scheme which is funded through the Peabody Housing Zone programme of investment will allow for future growth while providing improved transport arrangements such as: –
- Improved pedestrian facilities
- Segregated cycle lanes
- Bus lanes allowing for smoother operation
The scheme is seen as an extension of the Public Realm and improved transport links being delivered as part of the Abbey Wood Station Public Realm improvements.
The landscaping is a critical part of the project and will form an integrated element within the road corridor improvements. They are intended to create a significantly enhanced public realm for South Thamesmead and Abbey Wood, and a robust setting for the road in this area of significant urban change.
The proposed segregated cycle-ways and footways will provide opportunities for seating, enhanced lighting and extensive new tree planting.
This planting takes the form of an avenue with trees located on both sides of the road and, where possible, within a new central reservation.
Tree species vary, in response to the changing context of the road within the corridor, and together with the opportunities for planting, create distinct character areas.
The new footways will be surfaced in high quality paving and form part of a new suite of coordinated materials, signage and street-furniture, which will help to create a distinctive new environment.