£1.5m for Camberwell regeneration including turning empty railway arches into business units

Katherine Johnston (13 March, 2020)

Funding is from the GLA's Good Growth Fund

35373Arches in Camberwell

Camberwell has been given £1.5 million in funding from the Greater London Authority’s Good Growth Fund.

The cash will improve three areas highlighted by local people, creating better connections between the hospitals, Denmark Hill station and the centre, make more space at Camberwell College of Arts available to local people, and help local traders.

This includes landscaping on Camberwell Station Road and making empty railway arches available to businesses.

Councillor Johnson Situ, Southwark Council’s cabinet member for growth, development and planning, said: “This is fantastic news for us and Camberwell residents and will support the existing council plans and investment into the area.

“The projects being funded will encourage much needed inward investment in the area, encourage more cycling and walking, help tackle air pollution, and unlock new opportunities for new housing and improving public space in the area.”

Deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills, Jules Pipe, said: “The mayor and I are committed to doing all we can to support projects which create opportunities to regenerate their local areas.

“This is a great example of how Londoners can take a lead in shaping the future of the capital.”

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