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.