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Disco dancefloor-like pavements set to transform parts of Romford town centre

12:00 28 January 2014

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Artist's impression of the tunnel in The Battis

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Disco dancefloor-like pavements are set breath new life into parts of Romford town centre in a £1.8million revamp project.

Artisit's impression of the entrance to The Battis Artisit's impression of the entrance to The Battis

Victoria Road and The Battis - a well-used walkway which runs alongside Romford station from South Street to Waterloo Road - will be transformed by multi-coloured pavingstones.

A new open square will be created next to the station entrance, it has also been revealed.

The funky facelift is being funded using cash awarded to Havering Council by Transport for London (Tfl).

The square will eventually form the gateway to the new Crossrail station.

It’s also hoped that the use of feature lighting will encourage use of the space and reduce anti-social behaviour.

In addition, improvement works are also set to get underway in Victoria Road.

New high-quality paving on public footpaths and business forecourts will give the road a more “uniform look”, while better lighting and new street benches will give the street a more pleasant look and feel, the council announced this week.

There will also be improved access to the bus stop and new cycle parking.

Cllr Robert Benham, cabinet member for Community Empowerment, said: “The Battis scheme will open up the space to make it much more user-friendly for Romford residents and improve the look of the area outside the station.

”The work on Victoria Road will also significantly contribute to the town centre’s regeneration, making it an even safer, friendlier place for residents and businesses.”

Work will start soon.

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