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1 Environmental improvements in Giffin Street and the wider changes to Deptford town centre Sandra Plummer Project Manager, Lewisham Council Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

2 1. Deptford to New Cross Gate 2. Central Deptford 3. The Western Connection 4. Surrey Canal Road 5. Towards the river 6. Deptford Creek 7. Deptford Park 8. High Street to Creek 9. Riverside 10. New Cross Gate improvements North Lewisham Links CONVOYS WHARF PLOUGH WAY Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

3 North Lewisham Links – route 1 Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

4 Margaret McMillan Park...and after Before... Best New Public Space – London Planning Awards (January 2012) Winner, Urban Green Space category – Local Government News Street Design Awards (August 2011) Community Recognition award – Civic Trust (March 2011) Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

5 Amersham Vale/Pagnell Street underpass Douglas Way Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

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7 Deptford Lounge/ Tidemill School Includes: -Brand-new premises for Tidemill primary school - Council AccessPoint - Library relocated from Wavelengths leisure centre - Cafe - Public toilets - Rooms for hire for meetings and events - Flexible working spaces for hire - New performance space and improved facilities for the market on Giffin Square Lounge has been open for business since 4 January Almost 22,000 visitors by the end of January – without any major publicity. Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

8 Deptford Station Deptfords destination status will be further enhanced with the opening of its replacement contemporary station building. This includes: - Completely new building, with stair and lift access to both platforms, a steel framework and glass facades - Improved lighting - Extended canopies on station platforms to provide better shelter - Ground-level bicycle storage - New station forecourt, created on the previously-derelict station yard. New station building should be completed by the Summer, with second phase of works – including the ground- level aspects – completed by end of Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

9 Environmental improvements to Giffin Street These works are taking place at the request of a number of residents living here. The Council has managed to secure £X.X of government funding to carry out the works. This funding does come with some strings attached; for instance, trees have had to be included. Work is just about to begin, and should last about six weeks. Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012 In front of Giffin Street (after)

10 In front of Giffin Street (now) Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

11 In front of Giffin Street (after) Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

12 Space leading to Frankham Street (now) Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

13 Space leading to Frankham Street (after) Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

14 Space next to Deptford Church Street (now) Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

15 Space next to Deptford Church Street (after) Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

16 What next? The Council is in line to receive just over £1.5 million from the Mayor of London's Outer London Fund to make physical improvements to Deptford High Street, including a focus on Deptford Market. This money is still subject to contract and to the Council contributing some match funding. Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012

17 What we aim to achieve New High Street layout Events Manager Events Market Apprentices Parking Strategy Storage Strategy Waste Strategy Better lighting / paving / seating …all while retaining the High Streets character. There will be further public consultation in March, once funding has been confirmed. Evelyn Assembly, 9 February 2012


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