Friday 27 January 2012 8.32pm
Here we go - I've found something.
The GLA has a programme called the Outer London Fund, a £50 million fund for areas that won't benefit from either Crossrail or the Olympics. As we're in inner London, I doubt TBR would qualify, but one example of the fund's use - in Willesden Green - could serve as a model for TBR if funding could be found elsewhere.
In the Willesden Green project, architects were commissioned to design new shopfronts - with a budget of only £3000 per store. According to Building Design magazine, despite the limited budget for the improvements, "shop-owners are reporting an increase in trade". One of the architects involved is quoted as saying "We were surprised how far the money went. The transformation of the high street is amazing."
More info here