Southfields station and 'village' centre public realm improvements

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

Next steps

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.

We will give regular updates on progress to keep you informed of how the project is developing.

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: