Yearly Archives: 2010

What would you like to see in this space?

This is the restored Old Waiting Room at the station.  What kind of use would be well used?  What would make Peckham town centre an attractive place to visit? What would make the area more attractive for other commercial investment? … Continue reading

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Redesigning the town centre 23rd October 2010

A group of local residents, council people and others in the Peckham Town Centre Forum had a highly successful 2 hour walkabout of the town centre looking at urban design of the street scene, and also the large development sites … Continue reading

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“Peckham’s tremendous value waiting to be unlocked”

  “Peckham … one of London’s best kept secrets with tremendous value waiting to be unlocked… a zone 2 town centre within easy reach of London’s main employment centres. … there are frequent services into Victoria, Blackfriars and London Bridge – the … Continue reading

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Building with communities: the case of Peckham (UK)

From Cityness blog –  What Makes the Urban Tick? Old Waiting Room – restoration. Picture by Benedict O’Looney It is an understatement to say that quite a few urban planners and architects would like to keep local communities at bay … Continue reading

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Peckham Vision – “an important force for change’ – August 2010, Architects Journal

celebration of station Old Waiting Room restoration The AJ article “…juxtaposes a top-down development in Elephant and Castle with ground-up localism in Peckham”. It says: Localism can, and does, improve the quality of the built environment by enabling professional skills … Continue reading

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Celebrating the restoration of the Old Waiting Room, Peckham Rye Station

By Roger Williams | In Dulwich on View Photo: Benedict O’Looney The Peckham Society and Southwark Council recently celebrated the beginning of the restoration of the Grand Waiting Room at Peckham Rye Station. Peckham Rye’s handsome Victorian station has been … Continue reading

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Secret hall beyond Platform 3 holds key to Peckham’s future?

From Southwark News by Kevin Quinn A waiting room left hidden on platform three of Rye Lane Station could be the key to unlocking future investment in Peckham. Like something out of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, this enormous space opened … Continue reading

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Student workshop in Old Waiting Room at Peckham Rye Station

Over 40 students from the 2nd year Canterbury School of Architecture came to Peckham on 28th May 2010 to show their designs for the area around the Peckham Rye Station. They met in the Old Waiting Room at the station. … Continue reading

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Major development Bournemouth Road / Rye Lane corner

Latest news 6th March: Planning permission refused. See decision here. See planning report here. Meeting Thursday 18th March 2pm at CLF Art Cafe, Bussey buildng, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 to seek better planning from the developers and owners of the land on the … Continue reading

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