Quote:Dear sir or madam,
Works around Palestra – update
I wrote to you in June to discuss the building improvement works that we are undertaking around the Transport for London offices at Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, Southwark.
I said that the work would start in mid July and be completed in early October, with one- way traffic in Union Street for part of this time. Unfortunately, we have had to extend the programme and the work will not be completed until late November 2013. The arrangement for eastbound-only motor traffic in Union Street with a contra-flow cycle lane will be removed as soon as possible, and we expect this to be at the end of October.
The black plastic wrapping currently installed on the bollards is only to provide temporary protection, and will be replaced shortly with stainless steel covers consistent with the appearance of the building.
We will continue to use fencing and acoustic barriers to reduce noise and visual intrusion – this has been so successful that we have had a complaint that no work seemed to be taking place!
I am delighted to be able to say that the tree from Union Street, which we thought was dying, has been relocated and is doing well in its new location.
If you have any comments to make on these works, please contact me at STEngagement@tfl.gov.uk.
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