Destination Wimbledon Is Award-Winning

Town centre project is honoured

Wimbledon's £2.5m town centre improvement scheme, which was completed ahead of London 2012, has won a top award.

The 'Destination Wimbledon' project, has won the London Transport Award for 'Excellence in Walking and Public Realm'.

Merton council beating the competition from six other shortlisted local authorities to win the award.

Organised by the Transport Times, the 10th London Transport Awards hosted more than 450 transport professionals and recognised the people making a difference to transport in London.

Destination Wimbledon, funded by Merton Council in partnership with Network Rail, South West Trains and Transport for London (TfL) gave the town centre a facelift in time for the Olympics.

It included improvements to the station forecourt, the reconfiguration of the junction of Wimbledon Bridge with Alexandra Road to enable a diagonal pedestrian crossing, new paving, tree planting, the installation of new street furniture, cycle parking and new public art.

Merton Council's cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge, said: "The Destination Wimbledon scheme truly deserves this award as it has transformed Wimbledon town centre to make it a great place for residents, business and visitors to the area.

"This scheme has demonstrated excellent partnership working with key stakeholders and the local community who were fully involved throughout the project. Well done to everybody who was a part of this success."

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March 26, 2013