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Ruislip Manor improvements

Modernising Victoria Road and supporting local businesses. Completed September 2014.

The GLA investment of £1.4 million and £438,000 from the council has helped to ensure a bright future for Ruislip Manor, which was previously losing out in competition from nearby town centres. The project achieved a complete transformation of the centre into an accessible, clutter-free, and attractive high street with much consideration being given to creating an ambient environment to stimulate local confidence.

Relocating the Post Office to a more prominent and central location has generated increased footfall and the opportunity to trial the Post office current account banking facilities has been an added asset to the town centre.

                                            Before                                                After

             Post Office Before       Post Office June 2014

Feedback from the businesses themselves has evidenced an increase in business turnover and the shop front grant scheme has attracted new businesses to fill vacant units within the town centre, including for the first time, a ladies boutique adding more interest to the local shopping 'offer'. A second phase of the shop front grant scheme was launched in February 2014 extending the opportunity of grants to shops north of the railway bridge and a further seven businesses have benefited from this opportunity.

The removal of obstructive guard-railing at the main junction now links the local library and Shenley Park with the freshly paved and resurfaced High Street. Murals have been used to add interest and also provide signage to Shenley Park and the library. Complementary work funded through the council's Chrysalis programme has remodelled the library entrance by replacing the overgrown planting with new paving and the addition of new seating has created a much improved civic area.

For a summary of the transformation of Ruislip Manor look through our  Ruislip Manor improvements leaflet [6Mb]

The railway bridge was also painted with Ruislip Manor lettering and new LED lighting has brought a clear identity from both approaches to the town centre. The four weekly pre-programmed LED light colour changes create interest throughout the year.

             Historic picture of RM bridge      Ruislip Manor bridge after

The key improvements made in Ruislip Manor town centre include:

  • 5,800m² of new paving laid
  • 3,230m² of carriageway resurfaced
  • 48 Shop Front grants awarded at a total cost of £159,355 (average grant £3,320) and the businesses themselves contributing £63,695 (40%)
  • 73 shops taking part in visual merchandising training and workshops
  • 12 new businesses occupying empty premises; 5 shopfront grants awarded to new businesses
  • 24 apprenticeships offered through local promotions (in partnership with Uxbridge College)
  • five events co-ordinated to promote Ruislip Manor Town centre including the highly successful Easter event on 13 April 2014 incorporating an Easter Bunny hunt within the town centre, Easter bonnet making at the library and a family event in Shenley Park

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