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Peckham Rye Station square

A new vision for Peckham Rye station: the plan would involve removing the buildings in front of the station and replacing them with a public square and improved facilities for local businesses.

Striking new images of plans to create a modern public realm in the heart of Peckham town centre were presented in 2007 to the Nunhead & Peckham Rye Community Council. For the powerpoint presentation see here and a summary here.

Valerie Shawcross, Southwark/Lambeth elected representative on the Greater London Assembly (GLA), made a strong case for dramatically improving the area around Peckham Rye Station. The image above shows something of what this vision could look like, with an open piazza surrounded by shops to replace the shabby buildings which currently occupy the site. Central to this work would be the restoration of the outstanding 1860s station building to its former glory, as well as transforming the first floor room into a community use. The proposal would also help reduce crime and serve to boost local usage of the area. More...