Brockley Cross scheme "later this year"

Cllr Johnson submitted a formal written question at last week's Council meeting, asking what influence the community consultation would have on the redevelopment of Brockley Cross and calling for the designers to work with community representatives, such as the Brockley Cross Action Group to deliver the final plans.


Here is the Council's reply:


The Council has appointed an experienced and respected public realm consultant, The Project Centre, to develop a preliminary design for Brockley Cross. The Project Centre’s principal designer has extensive experience in designing award winning public realm schemes including Kensington High Street and Walworth Road. He is also the author of the TFL Streetscape design manual.

Members of the local community have been invited to make comments and suggestions on the Council’s preliminary proposals developed by the Project Centre. As a result, a total of 80 responses to our invitation have been received. These have been forwarded to the Project Centre and are now receiving being analysed. We expect that this will result in amendments to the design as is generally the case at this stage in the design development. Once this analysis is complete and has been impacted on the design proposals, the revised design will then be presented to Ward Members and local community representatives. Following this and when the agreed design has been finalised, we hope to be able to implement the scheme later this year.


Initial work has already been carried out to make minor modifications to the road layout. This has included widening the central crossing point, repositioning the two mini roundabouts and changing the road markings.

14 comments:

Nylon Cube said...

Aah, Walworth Road, fantastic.

Andy Endwell said...

"award winning public realm schemes including Kensington High Street and Walworth Road" What did we do to deserve this?

Brockley Nick said...

@Andy - what's wrong with that?

Q said...

What is it with some of the posters to this site -more Brockley Contrarian than central.
Here's just a snippet of what thier site says:

"Kensington High Street has received widespread recognition as an exemplar project and is regularly visited by designers seeking inspiration.

"Lord Rogers said ‘It lifted my spirit. It is the first time I have seen such high quality in England, easily comparable to the best examples on the continent. An exemplary example of a traffic and pedestrian scheme in an urban environment’."

If it's good enough for Lord Rogers, it's good enough for me.

Brockley Nick said...

@Q Quite. Quiet, quarrelsome quorum of quibblers.

Anonymous said...

why pricey consultants?

Danja said...

Because it is cheaper than employing people with the right expertise in-house twiddling their thumbs between occasional jobs, probably.

Tamsin said...

And what's been done so far seems reasonable - the big splodges and central oval island certainly seem to be a clearer indication to drivers of how it works.

What was with the closure of Endwell Road/Drakefell earlier today, though?

Matt-Z said...

@ Nick - Precisely. Pontificating prats' piss-poor punditry puts people off participating.

Brockley Nick said...

@Tamsin a crash.

Not sure I agree that what has been done so far is good. Still don't see why two roundabouts are in any way necessary and the quality of work on the road surface is poor (if indeed it is supposed to be finished). The wider central bank seems OK though.

Ed CPZ said...

Richard is right - HSK is great. I too am concnerned about the current works. I hope that is not the finished state and am deeply worried that there will be no obvious improvements for pedestrian access and saftey.

Anonymous said...

They are digging up the pavement on Brockley Road (Cost Cutter side) and seem to be relaying it with new paving - yipee!!!! Is this part of the Brockley Cross regeneration, anyone? Don't think the consultation map included that far down the road.

Have to say, though, I'm really pleased it's happening.

Bea

Brockley Nick said...

@Bea - will be running the story later today hopefully.

Anonymous said...

Thanks - will keep an eye out for it!

Bea

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