Wembley transformation recognised by Transport for London

Cllr Jim Moher (left) with Matt Olsen of James Glancy Design who made and installed the sculpture

Cllr Jim Moher (left) with Matt Olsen of James Glancy Design who made and installed the sculpture - Credit: Archant

Radical facelift highly commended at awards ceremony

A transformation of an area of Wembley has been recognised at a London transport awards ceremony.

The radical facelift, which saw a transformation of the area between Wembley Park and Wembley Central train stations, was highly commended in the excellence in walking & public realm category at the Transport for London (TfL) awards.

The project dramatically improved the area known as the Wembley Triangle and pedestrian access to Wembley’s attractions through improvements including; widening pavements around Wembley Park station; planting shallow rooted trees on walkways and completely re-configuring the traffic system and layout of the Wembley Hill Roundabout.

In July 2012, the improvements were enhanced further when a bow and arrows sculpture called Gift of the Olympics Gods was installed on the newly revamped roundabout on Empire Way a week before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Brent’s Lead Member for Highways and Transportation, Cllr. Jim Moher said: “Congratulations to all those involved the Wembley Corridor project for this amazing achievement.

“The TfL Awards are the most prestigious in London so to have the scheme recognised in such a way is a real testament to their hard work and shows that we really have made significant improvements for pedestrians and road users alike in the area.”

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For more information on the TfL Awards visit, www.transporttimesevents.co.uk

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