Southfields station and 'village' centre public realm improvements
We give regular updates on progress to keep you informed of how the project is developing.
Update December 2017
Wandsworth council have been working with Project Centre to develop designs for the area.
Manual and automated traffic surveys have captured pedestrian, cycle & vehicle numbers, speed and movements.
Surveys of existing parking and loading arrangements have been noted and individual businesses visited to find out their current loading/unloading and delivery requirements. Collectively, this survey information provides a good baseline of information against which the impact of the final design proposal can be understood.
The design group will meet twice in January 2018 to agree the final design approach.
Those invited to attend the group include representatives from the following:
- Business community forum
- Southfields Grid Residents Association
- Southfields Triangle Residents association
- Southfields Gardens residents association
- Sutherland Grove Resident’s Association
- Ward Cllr Southfields
- Wandsworth Living Streets
- Mobility Forum
- AELTC (Wimbledon Championships)
Reaching consensus on the final design by the end of January 2018 will enable us to take a report to council committee in February 2018 for approval to advertise Traffic Management Orders, create detailed designs and prepare for construction.
Update October 2017
In late 2015/early 2016, we invited local people and businesses to have their say on proposals to improve the village centre area around Southfields station.
The overall aim is to create a street environment where people can easily access and enjoy local shops and services, particularly on foot. As Southfields Station is also the main gateway to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships this is an exciting opportunity to enhance the station junction area as a ‘gateway’ to the games.
The consultation results showed that people who responded were keen to see the following items addressed in the final design:
- decluttering (of signage and unnecessary street furniture, for example)
- improved footway materials and drainage
- enhanced pedestrian crossing facilities
- light controlled junction improvements
- two-way cycling on one way streets
- improved, managed and maintained shop forecourt areas
- greening/more trees/plants
- more cycle parking
- review of delivery, loading and associated parking
We have commissioned Project Centre to assist in developing final designs. A project design group including key representatives from the area will collaborate to create a final design approach for the area.
In the coming weeks we will be surveying pedestrian, cycle and vehicle speeds, numbers and movement as well as parking use and loading/unloading/delivery requirements. The surveys will help inform the approach of the final design by providing an understanding of the current situation on the ground for all transport modes. From this baseline of information we can see the likely impact of any of the proposed design changes and improvements.
If you have any questions or queries regarding the project, email SouthfieldsLBW@wandsworth.gov.uk with your contact details and preference for email or phone response.
For more information about the scheme can be found in council Committee reports regarding the proposals: