Disused garages are going to be turned into a ‘bespoke beauty boulevard’ as part of a council project.
Southwark is planning to demolish the vacant garages on Bournemouth Close and transform them into temporary commercial units – mainly offered to hairdressers and nail bars which need to be relocated from nearby Blenheim Grove.
The businesses are being moved temporarily as the council works on creating a new public square in front of Peckham Rye station.
The Bournemouth Close scheme is the first of Peckham’s four Pocket Places projects to create safer and more attractive areas. Works in Bournemouth Close include resurfacing of paths and roads, sixteen new trees, large planters for community use, improved lighting, new parking away from the shared space and landscaping.
The council is to consult on the redevelopment of the site, and anticipates businesses can move in by summer 2016.