Past town centre improvement projects

We're committed to improving the look and feel of our town centres and promoting Hillingdon's town centres as a great place to live and work.

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Eastcote

Eastcote Town Centre improvements
2018 improvements - funded by Transport for London and Hillingdon Council 

  • New 'rain gardens' introduced to help mitigate against surface water flooding 
  • Implementation of 'Eastcote' bridge signage and lighting 
  • New paving throughout 
  • Increased and better street lighting 
  • Introduction of a new zebra crossing 
  • New 20mph zone between Deane Croft Road and Eastcote Station 
  • 34 Shop front grants offered to improve the appearance of independent shops 

Harefield Village

Harefield Village town centre improvements - 2016
2016 improvements - funded by Transport for London 

  • Footways in the high street resurfaced 
  • Roads and raised crossings in the village centre resurfaced 
  • Lighting, landscaping, benches, cycle stands and waste bins refurbished 
  • 24 shop front grants offered to improve the appearance of independent shops 
  • Visual merchanting training offered to 35 businesses

Hayes End Parade

Hayes End Parade improvements - 2020
2020 improvements - funded by Transport for London 

  • Increased and better street lighting 
  • New paving and street furniture throughout 
  • Roads and raised crossing resurfaced  
  • New planters with a mix of street trees and low-level planting 
  • 4 shop front grants offered to improve the appearance of independent shops

Hayes Parades (Uxbridge Road) 

Hayes Parades (Uxbridge Road) - 2018 improvements
2018 improvements - funded by Hillingdon Council's Capital Programme 

  • Creating a new civic square outside Lidl
  • Introducing high quality paving and street furniture throughout  
  • New shared surface within Belmore Parade 
  • Extensive landscaping with new planters and a mix of street trees and low-level planting 
  • More efficient 'Stop and Shop' parking with individually-marked bays 
  • Installation of 'Hayes Gateway' signage on the approach to the parades 

Hayes Town Centre

Future proposals 

  • Light and sound installation to subway connecting the station to Blyth Road 
  • Implementation of town centre clock to complement the 'Gold Disc' feature 
  • Boardwalk extension installed at Botwell Bridge, creating a cycle lane and an attractive walkway with open views of the Grand Union Canal 

Hayes Town Centre improvements - 2020/21
2020/21 improvements - funded by Transport for London and developer contributions  

  • New paving, street lighting and street furniture throughout to complement town centre works  
  • Bus stop improvements to accommodate new routes, such as the 278, linking Ruislip to Heathrow via Hayes 
  • Introducing new drop off / pick up spaces in Blyth Road for nearby Hayes and Harlington crossrail station 

Hayes town centre improvements - 2018
2018 improvements - funded by Transport for London and Hillingdon Council 

  • Re-opening Station Road to through traffic, including buses  
  • Introducing a continuous dedicated cycle lane throughout the town centre 
  • New on-street parking places in Crown Close 
  • Replacing the existing bandstand with a new 'Gold Disc' canopy, reflecting the musical heritage of Hayes 
  • Brighter street lighting, which illuminates the footpaths as well as the road 
  • 20mph zone introduced throughout the town centre 
  • Upgraded pedestrian crossings with 'Countdown' timers 
  • New street furniture and landscaping throughout 

2012 improvements - funded by the GLA and Hillingdon Council 

  • 792m2 of forecourts improved 
  • 35 shop front grants offered to improve the appearance of independent shops 
  • Visual merchanting training offered to 24 businesses  

Kingshill Avenue, Hayes

Kingshill Avenue improvements - 2021
2021 improvements - funded by Hillingdon Council's Capital Programme 

  • New paving, street lighting and street furniture throughout  
  • Planting of new street trees 
  • Better use made of the existing informal parking by creating individual parking bays 
  • Decluttering the street scene by removing extensive lengths of guard railing and bollards 
  • New raised table at the Adelphi Way junction to provide an informal crossing point 
  • Installation of a mural to the Post Office wall to give a unique feature  

Northwood Hills 

Northwood Hills improvements - 2014
2014 improvements - funded by the GLA and Hillingdon Council 

  • Introduction of a tree lines boulevard within the carriageway 
  • Terrazzo paving installed within the station forecourt 
  • New paving, street lighting and street furniture throughout the town centre 
  • Parking bays redesigned to allow for safer entry and exit onto the high street 
  • Installation of 'Metroland' inspired mural along both side of the station bridge 
  • 36 shop front grants offered to improve the appearance of independent shops 
  • Visual merchanting training offered to 90 businesses 

Ruislip Manor

Ruislip Manor Town Centre improvements
2014 improvements - funded by the GLA and Hillingdon Council 

  • Post Office relocated to a more prominent and central location  
  • Railway bridge painted with Ruislip Manor lettering, and LED lighting added to the underside 
  • New paving, street lighting and street furniture throughout 
  • Installation of murals, providing signage to library and Shenley Park 
  • 66 shop front grants offered to improve the appearance of independent shops 
  • Visual merchanting training offered to 73 businesses 

Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon

Ryefield Avenue improvements - 2018
2018 improvements - funded by Transport for London 

  • 'Stop and Shop' parking introduced  
  • Central island installed to prevent obstructive double parking 
  • All paving, including private forecourts, replaced 
  • New street lighting and street furniture throughout 
  • Installation of mural with Ryefield Avenue branding 
  • 13 shop front grants offered to improve the appearance of independent shops

Uxbridge Town Centre

Uxbridge town centre improvements - 2018
2018 improvements - funded by the Mayor of London's Regeneration Fund and Hillingdon Council 

  • New paving, street furniture and feature catenary lighting outside the Tesco store  
  • Opening of Fassnidge Yard with new surfacing, street furniture, landscaping and bespoke wayfinding signage 
  • Installation of a mural dedicated to the late Kate Fassnidge 
  • Introduction of new bin storage units within Bakers Yard to improve the key route connecting Uxbridge bus station and the town centre 
  • Decluttering existing street furniture and consistent use of high-quality furniture throughout the town centre 
  • Extending the use of York stone paving in the town centre (between Vine Street and St Andrews Roundabout) 
  • Bus stop improvements, including the introduction of a new shelter in Vine Street 
  • 28 shop front grants offered to improve the appearance of independent shops 

West Drayton Crossrail

West Drayton Crossrail improvements 2018-2020
Future proposals 

  • Improvements to Station Approach and the area around the new station building, including reconstruction of the carriageway 

2018 to 2020 improvements - funded by Crossrail Complementary Measures and Hillingdon Council 

  • Installation of a historic timeline mural to West Drayton bridge 
  • Full cleaning and sealing of the bridge, and pigeon mitigation
  • Upgrade of lighting to pedestrian walkways 
  • Footpath and carriageway improvements in Warwick Road

Yiewsley and West Drayton

Yiewsley and West Drayton town centre improvements - 2013/14
2013/14 improvements - funded by Transport for London 

  • Grand Union Canal bridge feature 
  • Piazza areas with new seating and trees 
  • New paving between Falling Lane and Swan Road 
  • Road resurfaced throughout, including raised tables 
  • Introduction of 'Stop and Shop' parking 
  • Legible London signage installed throughout 
Page last updated: 13 Oct 2021