Coulgate Street pedestrianisation - consultation due

The Council has confirmed that the Coulgate Street pedestrianisation scheme is progressing. The project, which was due to be part-funded from S106 payments from the redevelopment of 180 Brockley Road, had gone a bit quiet lately, so this is welcome news. They say:

In the autumn, we will be consulting the public on additional proposals for the public realm at Coulgate Street adjacent to Brockley Common and Brockley station.

A budget of £140,000 for this work seems to have been identified, according to this.

12 comments:

Martin said...

I think it's a great idea - this is a very nice spot which currently doesn't use its full potential. I hope it will become a nice public square with at least one restaurant/bar which is open after 4PM.

Lep Recorn said...

. . . and hopefully the contract will not be given to Conway's . . . but I am not holding my breath!!

terrencetrentderby said...

The retail units are too small to be of any real use on Coulgate Street. Peedo's old office is tiny so could maybe another twee coffee shop although that wouldn't really add to the area.


I would have demolished the whole row and incorporated the space into 180.

terrencetrentderby said...

Yeah but where would that restaurant bar go?

Guest said...

Would have made a great space if had been a piazza over from the station to the wether spoons pub,with foxberry looping out through going out by the gantry making foxberry road one way.

Martin said...

One option is that the freeholders could decide to convert the houses there into venues once the area looks more friendly

Monkeyboy said...

converting FROM a house TO a shop? that would be a very generous gesture. you'd be throwing several hundred grand away of value on the house and easy money as a rental. the trend is firmly the other way, see Birds Dress agency.

Martin said...

I admit, you're right that the trend is the opposite. I hope it will revert one day and the are will become more lively.

Jon said...

No need for new shops. But it would be nice if an existing market or a new market moves into the area.

Brockley Nick said...

I'm a bit over markets, I've got to say. We've got a brilliant market in Brockley already, plus options in Lewisham and Deptford and a million pop-up events and Christmas markets. A maturing commercial centre needs places, not moments.


Permanence is the new pop-up. Shops are the new markets.

Kissa said...

I very much hope that attention will be given to the choice of surface materials so that the bland results seen in Ladywell 'village' are not repeated; brilliant opportunity missed. Coulgate Street, the oldest street in Lewisham apparently, deserves cobbles,which would make for an attractive pedestrianised welcome to Brockley.

terrencetrentderby said...

Surely we have reached peak beardy pop up street food vendor?
A Nandos would be nice.

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