Heart of Hackbridge scheme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4611
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to MQ 2014/4038, can you outline exactly how the £2,071,642 non Council  match-funding was used on the Heart of Hackbridge project?

Answer

Answer for Heart of Hackbridge scheme

Answer for Heart of Hackbridge scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Hackbridge project, funded through the Outer London Fund, comprises £834,939 of OLF grant funding and £357,831 Council match-funding to deliver improvements to make a more accessible and pedestrian-friendly town centre, alongside business support and shop front improvements. This project is one of five project elements that make up the whole Heart of Hackbridge scheme.

The Heart of Hackbridge scheme also includes four other project strands. The total value of these comprises £2,071,642 of non-Council match-funding of which £1,897,700 from S106 contributions has not yet been spent.

Three strands have been delivered, they are the 'One Planet' experience project focused on developing the visitor experience of Hackbridge; Community Visions, building on 'One Planet' Sutton's community-driven vision, the project focused on establishing a network of people engaged in building a resilient green future by providing environmental education and 'One Planet' Food that has helped to make affordable and nutritious local food more accessible to residents of Sutton.

The fourth project is made up of further improvements to be funded through a S106 agreement for a mixed use development on the Felnex site in Hackbridge. This S106 funding is dependent upon a delivery partner being secured. The Felnex Committee report outlines the Section 106 financial contributions to be secured through a legal agreement to be put towards improvements to Beddington Park, the Catchment Plan for the River Wandle, improved bus services, Hackbridge Station improvement scheme and road works comprising the construction of the pedestrian and cycle ways on and around the site (which OLF works will link into), the bus gates and stops within and around the site, the proposed signal junction on London Road and a contribution towards the improvement of the underpass beneath London Road.