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This plan complements [ link see here] the similar vision for Peckham Rye station and its adjacent environment behind and in front, which Southwark Council are developing following the agreement to explore opening up the piazza in front of the station see [[Peckham Rye Station|here]].
 
This plan complements [ link see here] the similar vision for Peckham Rye station and its adjacent environment behind and in front, which Southwark Council are developing following the agreement to explore opening up the piazza in front of the station see [[Peckham Rye Station|here]].
  
These ideas about the development of the Copeland Cultural Quarter illustrate an answer to the questions posed in the Council's draft [http://www.southwark.gov.uk/Uploads/FILE_38437.pdf PAAP Issues and Options paper] (page 39) about what other uses there are for this site as an alternative to demolishing it for a possible tram depot. This use is already taking place naturally in commercial market conditions and can therefore continue to develop organically preceding in some aspects the developments envisaged in the transformation of the station and the creation of the public piazza.
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These ideas about the development of the Copeland Cultural Quarter illustrate an answer to the questions posed in the Council's draft [http://www.southwark.gov.uk/Uploads/FILE_38437.pdf PAAP Issues and Options paper] (page 39) about what other uses there are for this site as an alternative to demolishing it for a possible tram depot. This use is already taking place naturally in commercial market conditions and can therefore continue to develop organically preceding in some aspects the developments envisaged in the transformation of the station and the creation of the public piazza. The strategic role that the Copeland Cultural Quarter has, can be seen by its location as development site no 2 in the Council's PAAP map of development sites in this central location of Peckham town centre.
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==Plans==
 
==Plans==

Revision as of 02:06, 29 October 2008

site 63P/71P, is designated to be demolished for a possible 'split-site' [link tram depot]. Half of that site, the part between Rye Lane and Copeland Road, is already a thriving mixed area of artists' studios, art galleries, a variety of small businesses, retail and creative industry, housing and other community uses, and has the emerging feel of a Cultural Quarter. A major part of the land is owned and operated by Copeland Industrial Park (CIP), and so the area and its immediate surrounds is becoming known as the Copeland Cultural Quarter (CCQ).

See here for a satellite view of the Copeland Cultural Quarter, showing its location, and here for a street plan showing its links with the Peckham Rye station area, which is also emerging as a cultural quarter.

A comparison of the split-site tram depot and the Copeland Cultural Quarter.
A streetplan of the Copeland Cultural Quarter and the proposed redevelopment of Peckham Rye Station.
CCQ masterplan.

The draft masterplan here illustrates the concept of a mixed organic development with the gradual rehabilitation of historic buildings integrated with new build, creating linked squares and courtyards, and the Copeland Cultural Quarter providing a comfortable transition between the town centre in the west and housing to the east.

This plan complements [ link see here] the similar vision for Peckham Rye station and its adjacent environment behind and in front, which Southwark Council are developing following the agreement to explore opening up the piazza in front of the station see here.

These ideas about the development of the Copeland Cultural Quarter illustrate an answer to the questions posed in the Council's draft PAAP Issues and Options paper (page 39) about what other uses there are for this site as an alternative to demolishing it for a possible tram depot. This use is already taking place naturally in commercial market conditions and can therefore continue to develop organically preceding in some aspects the developments envisaged in the transformation of the station and the creation of the public piazza. The strategic role that the Copeland Cultural Quarter has, can be seen by its location as development site no 2 in the Council's PAAP map of development sites in this central location of Peckham town centre.


Plans

CCQ masterplan.
A streetplan of the Copeland Cultural Quarter and the proposed redevelopment of Peckham Rye Station.
A comparison of the split-site tram depot and the Copeland Cultural Quarter.