JohnBoy49 wrote:Dear Stakeholder
Bricklayers Arms Roundabout – Subway Closure
Further to the letter we sent on 23 January. We have now reviewed all the responses we received. The majority of which were from local residents but also included Southwark Council. Overall most responses were in favour of the removal of the subways.
The key themes raised in the responses are highlighted below.
Although most people were in favour of removal of the subways, a number of people have requested that Transport for London (TfL) also review the removal of the flyover at this location. At this time the flyover is outside of the scope of the project. Should anything of this nature be considered in future we would consult with all affected stakeholders before making any final decisions.
Some stakeholders expressed concern about loss of the subway which links New Kent Road and Bartholomew Street. This subway is also outside of the scope of this project and will be retained.
A number of requests were made for the additional environmental improvements such as tree planting at the perimeter and use of nest boxes. We will be including areas of wildflower planting which will help to attract wildlife and trees are also planned.
There were also requests made for additional cycling facilities including more Barclays Cycle Hire stands. This again is outside the scope of the current project but will be brought to the attention of the relevant team.
There were some responses that sought to retain the subways on the basis of concern over street level crossing safety and the historical and architectural significance of the infrastructure. TfL believe that there are far wider benefits to the local community with regard to improved safety and local environment with filling in the subway and as such will be progressing with the scheme.
The work to begin to fill in the subways will commence from 27 February 2013. The work will be split into a number of phases which are outlined below.
The first phase will begin with closure of subways and preparation for their infilling; we are essentially working our way up from the barrels, then the ramps and eventually re-paving the footways around the junction (including planting of new trees). This should be complete by mid April
We will then move on to the central island, where the inner ramps will be filled in and the area re-landscaped, with new footways around the edge of the central island installed. This is expected to take up to mid-to-late May.
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Floodplain wrote:BR Parcels Depot - now 'Mandela Way'
Another view - the Victorian housing on the right still stands
Rail Shed inside the freight terminal
looking north from the current location of the Southwark Council car pound
Amazingly, the first two photos were taken in 1987, the third in 1985.
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