James Brokenshire has welcomed news that the Mayor of London is to invest £1.8m to help regenerate Sidcup High Street. The investment in Sidcup is being provided from the Mayor’s Outer London Fund.
The money will be used to improve public spaces by creating a better environment for local residents and visitors, including the opening out of Elm Parade to create a 'restaurant quarter,' reinforcing the link between Morrisons and the High Street on Nisbett Walk, strengthening links between key points such as the railway station, High Street and the planned Queen Mary's Health and Well-being Campus, incentives to attract new businesses and support and enhance existing ones. The work is due to be carried out over the next two years.
Commenting James Brokenshire said:
“This is a really positive and welcome boost for Sidcup. This additional investment will help continue what I hope will become a renaissance for the town. With the opening of the new Waitrose store and the Travelodge Hotel as well as other landmark developments, these new improvements will really add to the transformation of the town.
“When I was elected I highlighted the need to regenerate our high streets and I am delighted to see that this is fast becoming a reality. I welcome Boris’s support for Sidcup and helping to bring about this much needed change.”