Schools, housing and the town centre in Wandsworth will benefit from a £185 million cash investment over three years, it has been announced.

The further investment of £17m includes spending on school buildings, new school places and facilities for children and young people.

Projects include affordable housing, improved road systems, street lighting, traffic calming measures and £3.5m on a new state-of-the art library in Wandsworth town centre.

Wandsworth Council finance spokesman Cllr Guy Senior said: “It is important the council continues to invest in improving the borough’s infrastructure so that it continues to meet the needs of local residents and businesses.

“Through careful and prudent management of budgets, the council has been able to add significant extra sums to an already extensive capital programme. This means that a total of £185m has now been earmarked and set aside for specific projects over the current three year cycle.

“These schemes, which range from schools and homes to roads, libraries and parks will add real value to the borough and improve the daily lives of local people.”

The extra £17 million on schools includes a £4m expansion at St Cecilia’s Church of England School in Southfields, £4m to expand Chestnut Grove Academy in Balham, £3m to provide new classroom places at Brandlehow Primary School in Putney, and £2.5 million to expand Ark Putney Academy.

There will also be a creation of special needs bases in two mainstream primary schools for children with autism.

The council are also investing in housing, with a plan to build 1,000 new affordable homes across the borough for both social rent and low cost home ownership as well as two large regeneration housing programmes in Roehampton and Clapham Junction.

Wandsworth Town Centre will particularly benefit from the investment. As well as the new library there will be a complete overhaul of the town’s one way system.

These projects will be funded by the council reinvesting funds received from the sale of assets, grants provided by the government, Transport for London and local infrastructure payments from developers.