Pavement widening on Mantle Road


Construction work is currently taking place on Mantle Road, to widen the stretch of pavement between John Stainer Primary School and Foxwell Street. With both a school and a station entrance nearby, widening the pavements makes sense and should make this stretch more civilised, just in time for the completion of Bridge House and the (slightly) improved west side station entrance.


Temporary traffic lights are in place, currently.

33 comments:

HappyBrockers said...

This excites me a lot more than it probably should.

That extra few metres walk to the zebra, then having to go back on yourself to the station was really annoying.

Also, really pleased about the widening pavement.

endwellite said...

does that mean they are actually going to remove the railings so we no longer have to do the ridiculous walk around? those 30secs really count!

Anonymous said...

Dunno about the railings but they're re-positioning the zebra crossing so it's directly in front of the footbridge which I think makes sense. I felt it was always a little too close to the corner.

I think this will make the road a little more civilised and may help attract people to the commercial units when they're done. The pavement on the other side will also be wider (by bridge house) so this road won't be anywhere near as bleak as it has been. (Perhaps a section of wider pavements wouldn't go amiss on the Brockley road)

Does anyone know how they're improving the station entrance?

Anonymous said...

Nick, do you know the outcome of the auction on 22nd July for the Glasshouse site?

Anonymous said...

trouble with putting the zebra crossing directly infront of foot bridge is mad cyclist kids cycling straight from the bridge into the road.

Anonymous said...

there may be a barrier to prevent that - if not they'll only do it a few times before they stop doing it....

The Cat Man said...

This is really great stuff - out of all the roads around the area expect this to be most improved. With the new street trees, pavement widening, new buildings, section 106 monies for improving the streetscape, new west side station entrance this road will be much more desirable than brockley road - and reduced traffic flow!

Anonymous said...

I'm yet to see how they will improve the station entrance. Will they move it? widen it? relight it? paint it?

Paddyom said...

This sounds terrible but I dont think I have been that side of the railway tracks in about 18 months. But hopefully its helps all BC'ers anyway. Slightly off topic but anyone got any idea of when Bridge House is coming to the market? It seems to have slowed right down after a sudden burst of activity earlier in the year.

endwellite said...

that all sounds very good then, like the idea of the crossing in front of the footbridge, makes a lot more sense.

anyone know when the development there is going to be finished?

Anonymous said...

Paddyom - it doesn't sound terrible - I've never once been to St John's train station - not even past it.
I'm not even 100 per cent sure exactly where it is.

Don't know when the building will bee finished but there only ever seems to be about two people working on it so not for a while.

george said...

Paddyom, how can making the road better for pedestrians sound terrible?

Anonymous said...

So will the pavement be wider all the way along up to Foxwell street?

Anonymous said...

So will the pavement be wider all the way along up to Foxwell street?

HappyBrockers said...

George, I think Paddyom meant it sounds terrible that he hasn't ventured to the West Side in 18 months.

Anonymous said...

Except it doesn't sound terrible at all. If you don't live there there is not much reason to go there, it's mainly residential. There are plenty of places/roads in Brockley that I never, ever go to and probably never will.

Anonymous said...

As a west side resident I have to say that I'm really happy with the changes that have taken place over the last 2 years. The area is showing genuine regeneration.

george said...

oh dear, I am having one of those days where I keep grabbing the wrong end of the stick. I see it now, thanks

Transpontine said...

Is it true they are also going to raise the height of the railway bridge at the same time as a service to hapless van and bus drivers? ;-)

endwellite said...

walked past today and looks as if they are laying the new pavement with nicer paving slabs, more like outside the barge which will be a huge improvement on the bumpy broken concrete slabs there currently

Aricana said...

I think the improvements will make a real difference to the west side. Hope the footbridge will be better lit, as its a bit scary crossing over late at night.

Aricana said...

I think the improvements will make a real difference to the west side. Hope the footbridge will be better lit, as its a bit scary crossing over late at night.

Anonymous said...

I spoke to the builders this morning and the work is more extensive than I thought. Once they finish the section they're on they're going to do the opposite side of the road, and then move along the road until both sides are widened all the way up to Foxwell street (this will be once the scaffolding comes down from the front of the building) and then the zebra crossing is being moved up to the station entrance. I think he also said that there will be a cycle route incorporated into pavements. By the time they've finished I can't see there being much road left, which is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what 'improvements' are going to be made to the station entrance?

Anonymous said...

Tearing up the road and pavements today. major works a-go-go.

Block paving London said...

I have not seen any type of improvements at station entrance. Is it really changed anything there.? I will check out it today.

Anonymous said...

A housing group's sign has now popped up by the Brown's Brothers old factory. I guess this site is being redeveloped next.

Anonymous said...

Wandle Housing Association - anyone know about their plans for here?

Brockley Nick said...

Here is the story about the development http://bit.ly/h0lwPz

Planning permission was awarded in Nov. I've asked the developers for an update.

Brockley Nick said...

Better link http://bit.ly/bUYpSO

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

This has all started again now the scaffolding has come down on Jude court. Mantle road will be very narrow after this.

Anonymous said...

The zebra crossing has been moved now - proving that the council are able to move zebra crossings in Brockley. Mantle road now looks a different place than it did 12 months ago.

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