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£300,000 to revamp shopping area in Abbey Wood

PUBLISHED: 16:42 13 March 2015 | UPDATED: 16:42 13 March 2015

Architect's imppression of new Crossrail station at Abbey Wood

Architect's imppression of new Crossrail station at Abbey Wood

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Boost for business before opening of new Crossrail station

The shopping area next to Abbey Wood Station is set for £300,000 of invest.

Ahead of the opening of the new Crossrail station in 2017, Bexley and Greenwich Councils have successfully won funding of £150,000 from the Mayor of London’s High Street Fund – the councils will provide the rest of the cash.

Starting from April 1, the councils will work with traders and landowners to help them prepare for the opening of the new station. The shops on Wilton Road and some on Abbey Wood Road will be revamped.

Businesses will be offered advice and support to help them attract more trade. Work will also be carried out to explore how a monthly market on the wide section of pavement on the eastern side of Wilton Road could help broaden the appeal of the area to shoppers.

Welcoming the news, Cllr Linda Bailey, Bexley’s cabinet member for regeneration and growth, said: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to work with our neighbours to secure this valuable investment.

“Crossrail is set to transform the area and the project will ensure that local traders and local people can share the benefits.”

The project is due to be completed by March 31, 2016.

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