Bright new look unveiled on London Road
12:00pm Sunday 24th June 2012 in News
A bright new look has been unveiled on London Road.
The murals, in the heart of West Croydon, were officially unveiled at a ceremony on June 14.
Arts organisation Undercroydon teamed up with members of the community to carry out the work at the NHS and the riot damaged Royal Mansions site.
Undercroydon director Susan Beresford spearheaded the project with co-director Jeanne-Marie Eayrs.
The launch at the CVA Centre was attended by traders, residents and volunteers who helped with the project, as well as council leader Councillor Mike Fisher.
Speaking at the Launch, Ms Beresford said: "It is not until painting commences and the design takes shape that people realise the positive impact that a mural can bring to an area.
"Colour really does make people relax, smile and, as a consequence, feel safer."
The mural at the NHS site takes people on a journey through London Road's past, present and future. While the Royal Mansions and Royal Parade design depicts shop fronts in a series of vignettes.
The murals were funded thanks to a one-off GLA funding payment to give a boost to the areas worst affected by the civil unrest last August.
Ms Eayrs added: "We would like to acknowledge all of those individuals, as well as groups, who braved the rain throughout the process.
"So many people gave their time, talents and energy to transform something that was dull into something colourful and uplifting to look at."