The second phase of a development scheme taking place in Bromley has gotten underway this month, it has been reported.
Work on Bromley North Village was postponed for a brief period during the festive season, but improvements are set to transform the area, and provide an economic boost to the town.
Around £5.2 million was pumped into the scheme, which has seen developments on East Street and the pedestrianised area of Market Square taking place this week.
According to Bromley Council, Thames Water mains replacement works began in the northern section of the High Street, while public realm improvements were being carried out in conjunction with this work.
Commenting on the developments, Peter Morgan, executive councillor for renewal and recreation, said: "These improvements underline our commitment to improving the town centre and ensuring people continue to shop, trade and spend time in Bromley North.
"We are working closely with local businesses at this crucial time and are encouraged to see the new Mitre Close car park well used on a daily basis and increased footfall in the High Street as a result. A new East Street is taking shape and we are already seeing more footfall and shops being let."
The first phase of the regeneration works in the borough started earlier last year and is now concluded.
As part of the improvements, new paving, pedestrian areas, lights and street furniture will be introduced. The scheme is reported to have been very popular amongst residents in the area, according to the council.
Bus routes have temporarily been diverted from the area while the regeneration work is taking place. In fact, the council has warned that some roads will need to be closed while works to the roads and pavements are underway.
However, Mr Morgan added that disruption will be kept to a minimum. He explained: "We do appreciate there will be some disruption while these important improvements go ahead but we will be keeping it to a minimum and playing our part to ensure that Bromley remains an enticing place for business and investment."