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Deptford Market Yard

2012–2016
Deptford

Client U+I and London Borough of Lewisham

Local authority London Borough of Lewisham

Pollard Thomas Edwards’ contribution to Deptford town centre’s regeneration continues with the restoration of the Grade II listed railway carriage ramp and landscaped public spaces outside the new railway station. The sensitive restoration of the Victorian carriage ramp incorporates 14 commercial spaces within the arches, the home of local creative businesses that spill out onto a new market court.

PTE worked with landscape architects Farrer Huxley on the scheme, which transforms a derelict rail-yard into a vibrant paved and planted courtyard leading to the new Station Square. PTE’s restoration of the existing carriage ramp includes upper level landscaped public spaces, with steel and glass bridges linking to the lower floor commercial spaces of Octavius House, a new 8-storey mixed use building.

A newly-built lower portion of the carriage ramp connects the High Street to the existing Carriage Way. PTE matched the traditional structure and materials, with a steel bridge defining the old and new sections and allowing pedestrian access through the site. Under the arches, the robust English oak cladding, set into portal frames, turns into security shutters after hours with vertical signage cleverly incorporated when the doors are open.

“U+I’s development in Deptford was very attractive to me, my shop will be surrounded by other small businesses and start-ups, which creates a good atmosphere and community feel. My heart and soul is in South East London, Deptford is an up and coming area and I’m really excited to be setting up my first Plain Bear shop here.”

Frank Whitford, founder of Plain Bear

“As a young teenager I was raised in Greenwich, Lewisham and Brockley. Every Saturday I’d be dragged by my mum, kicking and screaming, down to Deptford high street market to get speciality, caribbean food products. Seeing the fantastic regeneration of the area and seeing our arch for the first time, gave me a feeling of coming back home. It’s a great site and great location and we want to fully ingrain Mama’s Jerk into the local community by offering our unique style of food, look and service.”

Adrian Luckie, Mamas Jerk

www.deptfordmarketyard.com

Awards

  • London Planning Award 2017 — Winner
  • Planning Award 2017 — Winner
  • Property Award 2017 — Winner
  • New London Award 2017 — Winner
  • Landscape Institute Award 2017 — Winner
  • Estate Gazette Award 2017 — Winner
  • New London Award 2016 — Commendation

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