The Mayor of London has awarded over £28 million to transform areas around Crossrail stations. Manor Park will receive £1.39 million and it will be used to simplify the streetscape with high-quality materials.
The proposals are for Station Road to benefit from a granite setts surface treatment fronting the station, traffic calming elements to be introduced and a new zebra crossing added.
The design will enhance the physical quality and appearance of the station forecourt and approach with new, robust materials that create a consistent pedestrian route between the stations and key destinations in the area.
The interchange will be improved with wider footways at the bus stops and additional bus standing space, cycle parking closer to the station entrance and a cycle hub on a vacant plot of land opposite the station.
Manor Park station is characterised by its proximity to the park itself on one side and the bustling life of Romford Road on the other.
Currently the surrounding urban environment is in a poor state of repair, with uneven surfaces, tired street furniture and a lack of a coherent treatment. The road outside the station is excessively wide and the retail outlets in the area are generally of a low quality.
There is scope to improve connections to and from the station, introduce some trees and planting to soften what is currently a very hard urban setting and potential to extend the improvements up to the Romford Road junction.