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.
CONNECTING TO THE RIVER
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.
STRENGTHENING THE TOWN CENTRE
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.
IMPROVING LINKS AROUND THE TOWN
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.