Architect chosen for station scheme

Thu 12 February 2015, 2:52 pm

A Southwark-based architect has been selected to design the square and buildings surrounding Peckham Rye station.

Southwark Council chose Landolt + Brown to develop the Rye Lane site based on the quality of its extensive portfolio of projects in the capital, such as in Shoreditch (Brick Lane) and Mile End. 

The council commissioned a study, carried out by Peckham CoDesign, to examine visions for the project. Peckham CoDesign will work with the developer on the project.

Adam Brown, co-founder of Landolt + Brown, said: "We are very excited to be working with Southwark and Peckham CoDesign on the Peckham Square project.

“The section of Rye Lane that runs beneath the railways is one of London's most characterful, diverse and vibrant streets, but it is not without its problems, particularly along the narrow, dim approaches to the station itself. 

"We are relishing the opportunity of developing designs for new spaces and buildings that are firmly rooted in Rye Lane’s distinctive local character and which will create a more uplifting setting for the historic station building and the arched brick viaducts." 

Southwark Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, Mark Williams, said Landolt + Brown had “fully understood” the council’s ambitions for the project.