Council seeks architects’ help to ‘regenerate’ Atlantic Road

Written by on August 25, 2016 in News, Planning, Save Our Shops - 1 Comment
Drawings from Network Rail's planning application appear to show a pedestrianised Atlantic Road

Drawings from Network Rail’s planning application appear to show a pedestrianised Atlantic Road

Lambeth council is offering a contract of up to £50,000 for architects to draw up plans to “regenerate” Atlantic Road.

The Architects’ Journal reports that the brief says: “The overall vision is to create de-cluttered, safer, more pedestrian and cycle-friendly streets; an attractive environment for walking, shopping and cycling that will support the economic well-being of the area.”

The decision follows the controversial decision of the council’s planning committee earlier this month to allow the closure of shops in the Network Rail arches on Atlantic Road for at least a year to allow “redevelopment”.

The council’s “public realm” project, put out for tender on 11 August and due to start on 30 September, includes Atlantic Road and the stretch of Coldharbour Lane outside Brixton Village.

It calls for proposals that would promote accessibility, enhance the area’s historic structures, remove street clutter and improve overall safety.

Deadline for applications is 14 September.

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One Comment on "Council seeks architects’ help to ‘regenerate’ Atlantic Road"

  1. mark August 26, 2016 at 8:22 am · Reply

    A pedestrianized Atlantic Road would indeed be an excellent improvement to that area – with the addition benches, waste bins, trees and decorative street lamps perhaps?

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