The Greater Erith programme is made up of a number of different projects in and around the town centre which all contribute to enhancing the unique aspects of the town, supporting businesses and improving the environment.


One of the unique aspects of Erith – the town’s relationship to the River Thames – is being improved through the renovation of Riverside Gardens, improvements to Erith High Street, and the refurbishment of Pier Square.


The town’s heritage is being protected through the refurbishment of the Old Carnegie Library, improvements to the setting of Erith Train Station, and the re-use of 70 Pier Road.


Improvements to the public realm on Pier Road and the refurbishment of vacant shopfronts such as 68 Pier Road and 101-103 Erith High Street all aim to create a wider mix of uses in the town to provide choice to local people and attract visitors.


The programme also aims to improve the arrival experience into the town. Building on the successful re-landscaping of the area around the station, current projects include reconfiguring Walnut Tree Road and improving walking and cycling routes through a wayfinding strategy.

Greater Erith Programme overview

Greater Erith Programme Map 2023

There’s lots of ways to get involved with the Greater Erith programme – attending events, responding to online conversations or browsing our latest consultations. Visit the pages below to find out information about how to get involved with them or browse the News and Events section to see the latest updates.


Walnut Tree Road

Landscape designers Studio ONB have been appointed by London Borough of Bexley to develop designs for a public realm scheme on Walnut Tree Road.   The proposal aims to improve physical […] Walnut Tree Road: Read more

Erith Wayfinding

Erith’s signage is undergoing review and will be upgraded through ongoing projects in the Greater Erith programme. The proposed changes will aim to enhance the town’s relationship with the river, […] Erith Wayfinding: Read more

Erith High Street

Improvements to Erith High Street will provide a more welcoming experience for those visiting the town centre or wishing to enjoy the Gardens and riverside beyond.  The project is integrated […] Erith High Street: Read more

Pier Road West

The project to improve the top end of Pier Road near the Queens Road Roundabout will create a new welcoming gateway for Erith town centre. The Council has been buying […] Pier Road West: Read more

70 Pier Road

Project Overview The project at 70 Pier Road will enhance the heritage of the building while providing new office space and residential units in the heart of the town centre. […] 70 Pier Road: Read more

Completed projects

Erith Station

Works to improve Erith Station were completed in December 2018. The public space in and around the station forecourt was opened up to improve pedestrian and vehicle access. New seating, […] Erith Station: Read more

Erith Lighthouse

In Summer 2017 the Erith Lighthouse popped up on Erith’s riverside. This exciting pink and blue temporary restaurant hosted a number of sold out supper clubs and exciting events from […] Erith Lighthouse: Read more

Pier Square

The project in Pier Square has renovated the area and provided new public seating and community space at the entrance of Erith Pier. This space will be used to provide […] Pier Square: Read more

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