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==2015 January-March==
 
==2015 January-March==
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===20th February letter in South London Press===
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from Eileen Conn, Coordinator, Peckham Vision:
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"Dear SLP Letters
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You reported (13 February) the appointment of the architects for the design of a new square in front
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of Peckham Rye station, and asked for comments on the priorities. One priority is to hear what is
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happening about the plans for the buildings on Holly Grove, and in Dovedale Court behind the
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station. Both these areas were a key part of the site to be wholly demolished in the previous plans.
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The plans were stopped to enable a 'co-design' process where local people could engage in serious
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discussion about the options for all the different parts of the site.
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It was perplexing to discover last autumn that the 'co-design' process had shrunk to a 'consultation'
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just about the design of the small area in front of the station. This defeated what we thought had
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been agreed last year for local people to take part in thinking about the whole site around the
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station on the west side of Rye Lane, and how it fits into the self regenerating dynamic of that part
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of town.
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The silence on what is happening on the Holly Grove and Dovedale Court arches is worrying when
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we see the reports of Network Rail's plans to demolish and clear out the successful vibrant arches
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in neighbouring Brixton, and Herne Hill. It raises the same questions we wanted to explore in the
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'co-design' - why does anyone think of demolishing an area to regenerate it when it is already self
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regenerating successfully, and in Brixton's case already self regenerated?"
  
 
===9th February Architects announced===
 
===9th February Architects announced===

Revision as of 06:50, 21 February 2015

See also

Gateway project key documents:

Some key official documents about this station redevelopment project were released under Freedom of Information. These can be found here (at Item 4) along with some commentary papers by Peckham Vision on the issues raised by the project. Details of all the stages in the development of this project are below in date order.

2015 January-March

20th February letter in South London Press

from Eileen Conn, Coordinator, Peckham Vision: "Dear SLP Letters You reported (13 February) the appointment of the architects for the design of a new square in front of Peckham Rye station, and asked for comments on the priorities. One priority is to hear what is happening about the plans for the buildings on Holly Grove, and in Dovedale Court behind the station. Both these areas were a key part of the site to be wholly demolished in the previous plans. The plans were stopped to enable a 'co-design' process where local people could engage in serious discussion about the options for all the different parts of the site. It was perplexing to discover last autumn that the 'co-design' process had shrunk to a 'consultation' just about the design of the small area in front of the station. This defeated what we thought had been agreed last year for local people to take part in thinking about the whole site around the station on the west side of Rye Lane, and how it fits into the self regenerating dynamic of that part of town. The silence on what is happening on the Holly Grove and Dovedale Court arches is worrying when we see the reports of Network Rail's plans to demolish and clear out the successful vibrant arches in neighbouring Brixton, and Herne Hill. It raises the same questions we wanted to explore in the 'co-design' - why does anyone think of demolishing an area to regenerate it when it is already self regenerating successfully, and in Brixton's case already self regenerated?"

9th February Architects announced

Council announced the appointment of [http://www.landoltandbrown.com/ Landolt & Brown as the station square architects. 11 days later (19 February) there has been no news of the timetable or when local people will be allowed to say anything at all about either the consultation process or the design of the new square and buildings.

25th January architects selected

Four architects Ash Sakula Architects, Weston Williamson & Partners, Landolt & Brown, Henley Halebrown Rorrison were shortlisted and interviewed on 14th January. Two self nominated residents were part of the shortlisting and interviewing panel. The result is expected to be announced by end January. A public meeting is planned for early February in Peckham Vision Bussey exhibition studio on the process, the news and the way forward.

2014 October-December

9th December: Architects meet residents during tender period

Nine architects have been invited to tender for the contract to develop the design and planning application for the Peckham Rye Station development project. These are: Ash Sakula Architects, Weston Williamson & Partners, Landolt & Brown, Sarah Wigglesworth, Adam Khan Architects, Cottrell & Vermeulen (local consortium), Duggan Morris Architects, Peter Barber Architects, Henley Halebrown Rorrison. Submissions have to be made by 23rd December, and the architects will be selected in the early part of January. At Peckham Vision’s suggestion, the Council invited the nine firms to meet on 9th December some 40 of the CoDesigners while they are developing their submissions. This event was held in Peckham Vision’s studio in the Bussey Building, and was a successful first in bringing residents and architects together at this early stage.

19th November: WEEKLY meetings continue

The Atlas of Aspirations LINK has been submitted to the Council. This will accompany the tender document about to be sent in the next few weeks to architects who are interested in bidding for the contract for the Council’s plan to develop the building around the station. In the meantime, local residents who volunteered to help produce the WEEKLY publication on the CoDesign material continue to meet on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm, now in All Saints Hall behind the church opposite Bar Story in Blenheim Grove.Two of the Weeklies have been produced and another 6 are in preparation. As well as editing the WEEKLY publications the Tuesday evening meeting is also the place where issues that have arisen and are arising, about the station development and about the process, are discussed

10th November: Atlas of Aspirations v2 completed

5th November: deadline for comments

The CoDesign process is ending this week. An 'Atlas of Aspirations' is being prepared, by the Council's CoDesign consultants Ash Sakula, summarising 'outcomes and findings' of the CoDesign process. The draft Atlas is here: http://goo.gl/y4rLBN. The deadline for Comments is WED 5th NOVEMBER.

  • Ash Sakula will submit the Atlas to Southwark Council at the end of this week. They say: ""We need YOU...to give us feedback on the DRAFT ASPIRATIONS. Email us with your top 10 Aspirations from the list. If you feel that any Aspirations are not clear enough or that there are any Aspirations that have not been represented then please email with your comments and feedback."" Email: contact@peckhamcodesign.org
  • The Council's consultants will be giving an update to the Peckham Community Council on Monday 10th November 7pm at Peckham Academy. Agenda: http://goo.gl/QZHhAO
  • The CoDesign remit has been limited to the creation of a square in front of the station between the two rail viaducts. This has been a surprise as it left out the development issues that caused local people to protest very strongly in early 2014 against proposals put forward by Network Rail.
  • It has emerged that plans are still being developed for the rest of the site, including new taller buildings on Blenheim Grove and Holly Grove.
  • Comments on the other parts of the site and how it fits together have been recorded by the consultants. So if you have views on any of the site development and the area surrounding it,send them in as points to take into account in the Atlas. Email: contact@peckhamcodesign.org

As time is now very short, here is a summary list of topics that have stimulated comments, and which you can use to check if you have anything further you wish to say or need to be reflected in the Atlas:

  • Design of the new square, & services & facilities, including public toilets.
  • The station building & access to the station platforms.
  • Future of Holly Grove & Blenheim Grove commercial buildings.
  • Preserving & restoring the cluster of Art Deco buildings in that area.
  • Future of Dovedale Court and improving forecourts in Blenheim Grove.
  • Opening up Eastern arches, & green pathways along the rail lines towards Queen's Rd station.
  • Public realm in central Rye Lane around the station site.
  • Need for integrated town planning.

Links for more information on some of these in thinking about your comments:

September - October Some CoDesign comments

Here are some extracts from comments posted up on the CoDesign website:

  • I think we need a coherent plan for the whole area owned by Network Rail rather than a bitty approach. Personally I think all that needs to happen is a bit of painting and tidying up. We don’t need any new tall buildings and I think we need to preserve the Art Deco buildings around the station. I think Dovedale Court and its businesses should be protected. Maybe just open out the front of the station a bit but please keep businesses that have been in Peckham for years! There is no need at all to turn Peckham into Clapham- peckham is beautiful as it is, it just needs a lick of paint. Olivia Brambill
  • Why are the development issues that caused local people to protest very strongly in early 2014, against proposals put forward by Network Rail, not part of the scope of the Co-Design process? Planning issues in the central Peckham area need to be looked at in an integrated way. Extract from Sally Mcintosh & Kevin OBrien
  • The new opened space in front of the station will be a core part of the town centre. So its design needs to take into account fully how it will function socially, physically, commercially and economically in relation to the area close by – notably Elm Grove, Holly Grove, Blenheim Grove, Rye Lane between Elm Grove, Cinema/Moncrieff Place, Bournemouth Road and the future potential developments in the eastern arches. We need to develop an overall holistic town centre plan for this central Rye Lane area for the day, evening and night time economies. Extract from Eileen Conn

September - October 2014 CoDesign Process for comments

Comments have been contributed in a variety of ways:

Thursday 16th October Community exhibition & Peckham Society symposium

THURSDAY 16th OCTOBER 4pm Exhibition. 7-9pm Forum with slide show: the Peckham Society's annual symposium, jointly presented with Peckham Vision

Tues 7th October Community Discussion: Re-imagining Peckham Rye station area

This event on 7th October 6-9pm was the first in our new temporary exhibition studio space, and was busy from the moment the doors opened. It displayed the community model of central Rye Lane, and also the Nicholas Cobb model of the multi storey car park in 100 years after some cataclysmic event. The Peckham Vision mobile exhibition displays were available as were specially produced wall displays of photos, maps and diagrams, about the station area, collected from a variety of sources including local people's imaginative sketches. They all supported lively discussions between local residents re-imagining the buildings and the spaces around the station.

January - September 2014

Click here for earlier months in 2014 - http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Peckham_Rye_Station_Gateway/Jan-Sep_2014