About the project

A project to regenerate this part of Walthamstow town centre by preserving and enhancing the historic townscape in St James conservation area.


The restoration works are being financed by a £1.46 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with the council providing £1.34 million and the balance contributed by generous local businesses and volunteers. The project is expected to be completed by Summer 2017.

When the project is complete, the area will have had 
• extensive streetscape improvements, including resurfacing of the road, improving pavement and lighting and removing signage that clutters the bottom of the High Street and St James Street 
• vital building conservation and repairs to 59 properties 
• targeted support and training for local businesses aimed at improving their attractiveness 
• heritage training for local residents, schools, HFE/FEs and stakeholders 
• engagement of residents in local oral history activities and workshops with an exhibition in Vestry Museum.

St James Artist After 2.jpg
St James Artist After 1.jpg

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