Strood Town Centre Project

The project aims to improve:

  • the reliability of journey times through the town
  • pedestrian facilities
  • the look and feel of the town to encourage more people to visit

We are also aiming to boost economic growth, provide new jobs in the town and create a place that people are proud to live, work and visit.

The improvements are to take place across the town centre in phases, with completion anticipated to be in 2019.

View the Strood Town Centre proposals

View the timeline of Strood's regeneration progress

Commercial Road improvements

Future phases

The design for the next phases of the project will continue to be developed and executed during 2018 to 2019.

Proposals include:

  • improvements to pedestrian routes
  • planting of more shrubs and trees
  • new and refurbished bus stops (completed)
  • more seating areas
  • new road surfacing within the town centre
  • cycling facilities
  • further improvements to the road layout at Cuxton Road and Station Road to reduce congestion

We will continue to update you with more detailed information on the next phases on this page and in the Strood Community Hub when it becomes available.

We will also deliver a new leaflet to residents and businesses in the next few months with more information about the next phase of works.

For more information about the Strood Town Centre project please email

Access during the works

Thank you for supporting local businesses while works are carried out. During this time we will continue to do everything we can do minimise disruption.

It is likely that temporary signals will be necessary when changes are being made to the current road layout.  This is to ensure the safety of all road users during the transition period.  We will do everything we can to keep this to a minimum and thank you for your patience.


We have previously held consultations about the proposed improvements. View the results in the Final Strood Draft Action Plan Consultation Report.

Strood Train Station

The project has also provided funding towards the new railway station building at Strood, which was delivered by Southeastern and opened in 2017 as part of the National Station Improvement Programme. 

Find out more about the Strood Town Centre project by emailing