Ilford Public Realm

Major improvements unveiled for Ilford High Road

A multi-million pound boost for major street improvements is set to transform Ilford High Road.

Ambitious plans will create new high-quality, accessible public spaces, and alongside the arrival of Crossrail, the major street improvements will help to fundamentally revitalise Ilford Town Centre.

The proposed improvements will take place at Ilford High Road (from the crossroads with Cranbrook Road through to the area outside Ilford Police Station) and will include the following connecting side streets: Clements Lane, Clements Road and Chadwick Road.

The proposed improvements will take place between 2017 and 2019

Proposed improvements include:

  • new trees, greenery, pocket parks and green walls
  • a clutter free environment with improved lighting and seating
  • public art, informal play sites and high quality spaces for events
  • encourage a strong night time economy contributing to a high quality culture, leisure and food offer
  • improved pedestrian and cycle routes into the Town Centre, more street cycle stands
  • cultural and heritage buildings protected and enhanced
  • hub spaces for local and new businesses


Ilford Public Realm consultation 

We consulted on and offered drop in sessions for the proposals between 1 August 2016 and 30 September 2016. Thank you for taking the time to have your say.

We will now review the feedback received and use it to inform the designs which will emerge in December 2016/January 2017.

The proposals consulted on are available to view  using the links below:


Ilford's bright future

In addition to the far reaching street improvements in Ilford Town, a number of further developments are on the way:


Crossrail will see important journey times dramatically reduced from Ilford Station

Residents and visitors will benefit from a fully accessible, multi-million pound refurbishment of Ilford station with a secondary station entrance on York Road reopening later this year and the potential for a third entrance on Ilford Hill

Major improvements will transform the area around Ilford station(and Seven Kings, Goodmayes and Chadwell Heath stations) with £5 million funding from Transport for London's Crossrail Complimentary Measures Fund – we plan to invest a further £2 million to enhance these areas, funded by developer contributions


The Ilford Housing Zone will bring more than 2,000 new homes, including approximately 600 affordable homes by 2021 the Ilford Garden Junction scheme with £1 million from the GLA Mayor's Air Quality Fund will create a green gateway between Redbridge and Newham.

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