Epsom town centre improvements

Coronavirus: how the outbreak is affecting our roadworks and maintenance

Surrey County Council is resuming its essential roadworks programme to help keep routes open and safe for key workers during the coronavirus restrictions.

More information and updates can be found on our Roadworks coronavirus page.

Covid-19 restrictions

Epsom Market Place work site closed

Improvement works at Epsom Market Place were suspended on Friday March 27 until further notice. During the period the works site is closed, please contact us to report any issues with the site itself or if you have safety concerns relating to the works site.

High Street - pavement improvement scheme

Update - June 2020

Work to lay the new pavement on High Street has now been completed. The team will return later in the year to complete the installation of new bus shelters. The taxi rank and bus stand which were suspended during our works have now been reinstated.

Scheme details

In order to continue our support for local businesses and the local and wider community, our public realm improvement works will now progress on from the Market Place to the northern section of the footway in the High Street from Waterloo Road to The Marquis of Granby. For a location map, please see this letter delivered to local residents and businesses (PDF)

These improvement works include: New paving, seating, bus shelters and cycle stands as well as preparations for electrical taxi charging points. Currently works are scheduled to take place from 27 April 2020 until approximately November 2020.

The current paving is now reaching the end of its life and consequently, Surrey County Council in partnership with Epsom & Ewell Borough Council will be replacing the main section of footway that is used by the public to create a better and safer environment for pedestrians. This will match works already completed in South Street, the High Street and the Market Place and will make the area a much more attractive destination for customers and visitors with an environment that is more functional, safe and aesthetically appealing.

Epsom Market Place

Work in the Epsom Market Place is almost complete. Works have been put on hold until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Market and local businesses are open as usual during these works.

As part of on going support for local businesses and the community, a major revamp of the Epsom Market Place will make it a much more attractive and vibrant place. See Epsom Market Place - artist impression (PDF).

This represents a major investment in the town centre by the borough council, utilising funds collected from developers that can only be spent on infrastructure schemes like this, with additional funding from SCC and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The work itself is being managed on a day to day basis by the county council and undertaken by their contractor.

Improvement works to the Market Place include the following:

  • New paving
  • New seating
  • New power network and lighting
  • New 'wayfinding' signs
  • Installation of a new drinking fountain
  • Relocation of the Evocation of Speed statue
  • Creating a location for the proposed Emily Davison statue
  • Renovation of the Richmond Cattle Trough and the time capsule stone
  • New trees and dedicated tree pits

See Epsom market place transformation drawing and plan (PDF)

Epsom 'Plan E' Highway improvements

The County Council has been awarded £2.7m from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to change the road layout in Epsom to help reduce congestion and improve the town centre's appearance. The scheme contributes towards securing Epsom's town centre future as set out in the Borough Council's adopted Area Action Plan, Plan E.

The scheme aims to reduce congestion and promote economic growth by making it easier for shoppers to get to the town centre provide an attractive business environment and support the creation of jobs.

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  • Email us at: majorschemes@surreycc.gov.uk (Please include 'Plan E' in your email subject)
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