Chamberlayne Road

Brent Council, in partnership with Transport for London (TfL), appointed a project team to develop a concept design looking at ways of improving public realm features and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists in the Chamberlayne Road area.

The Chamberlayne Road public realm study includes the length of Chamberlayne Road / Kilburn Lane from Whitmore Gardens to Harrow Road and including Station Terrace.   Output from the study will form the basis of a bid for future funding from TfL's Local Implementation Plan (LIP) or Major Scheme programmes. This funding is essential for the civil engineering works associated with a proposed programme. A copy of the report and appendices is available below.

Councillor Eleanor Southwood, Queens Park Ward and Lead Member for Environment said.

"This report is an important landmark in our work to improve Chamberlayne Road. 4 local residents associations, local councillors, council officers and our consultants, Urban Flow, have developed an exciting vision for the future of the area.

The focus has been on reducing congestion, improving air quality and making Chamberlayne Road a pleasant, safe place to enjoy. The next stage is to identify potential funding sources so that we can start to make our vision into reality.

We also want to make sure that as many local people as possible have the opportunity to shape future plans. Please feel free to contact one of your local councillors to let us know what you think of the work so far and how you’d like to be involved."


Download report and appendices

 

What is the Chamberlayne Road Public Realm Improvement Study?

The Chamberlayne Road Public Realm Improvement Study was undertaken by Urban Flow, on behalf of Brent Council and in partnership with TFL. It was in response to residents concerns about traffic flows and environment along Chamberlayne Road.

Specifically, the study makes recommendations for improvements along the length of Chamberlayne Road/Kilburn Lane from Whitmore Gardens to Harrow Roadand including Station Terrace.  Along with the public realm, it will consider improvements for pedestrians, cyclists, bus and rail users

 

What is public realm?

Public realm is defined as any publicly owned streets, pathways, right of ways, parks and publicly accessible open spaces.

Public realm features include:

  • paving
  • lighting
  • planting
  • seating
  • signage
  • public art.

What is meant by concept design?

Our initial funding enabled us to investigate issues, consult with local people and identify the measures which may address those issues. Those issues will be tested for initial feasibility and subsequently presented to Transport for London as concept designs for possible further development funding for detailed design.

What areas are included in the study?

The Chamberlayne Road corridor is that section of road from Chamberlayne Road / Kilburn Lane from Whitmore Gardens to Harrow Road and including Station Terrace.  Other than the Station Terrace area it does not include the adjoining side roads.

 

How long will this study take?

The consultation and concept design scoping ran from May 2016 to August 2016 with the report being finalised in November 2016.

What will happen once the study is complete?

The outputs from the study are intended to form the basis of a bid for future funding from TfL’s Local Implementation Plan (LIP) , Major Scheme programmes or other funding streams to finance the design and civil engineering work associated with the proposals.

Did the public get a chance to provide their views on the public realm design?

The aspirations and comments of local people, community groups and businesses through consultation and engagement helped shape the concept designs in the report

  

Who are the consultants that delivered  the study?

We       have received funding from TfL specifically for the public realm study. There is not an option to use this funding for any alternative causes within the area.

Will the public get a chance to provide their views on the public realm design?

The  aspirations and comments of local people, community groups and businesses will help shape the design of the proposed scheme.

We are keen to involve as many local people as plans evolve and will advertise opportunities for input on this page.

Who are the consultants delivering the study?

We have appointed Urban Flow, BDP and DECK Social to carry out the study. There will be a strong focus on community engagement as well as engineering solutions and the project team have a proven track record working on similar studies including Deptford High Street, Catford Broadway, The Parade in Watford and Baldock in Hertfordshire.

Will the scheme include provision for cyclists and pedestrians?

Improving accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists along the route was a central objective and will be carefully considered alongside the needs of all users in progressing with more detailed designs.

Did you  consider the needs of wheelchair users, the visually impaired and people using prams?

Yes, we will be actively consulting with disability groups to best understand their concerns and aspirations related to the area.

What about other issues regarding Chamberlayne Road and Kensal Rise areas? 

General comments about Kensal Rise can be sent to transportation@brent.gov.uk.

Did the public get a chance to provide their views on the public realm design?