Out with the Old... Network Rail tell businesses to vacate Atlantic Road arches

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by :-D, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. :-D

    :-D Peas & Cues

    Have just been told by my landlords, Network Rail, that they have plans to redevelop the Arches we rent, and that we dont figure in their new shiny plans. It's not just us, it's every arch along Atlantic Road and Brixton Station Road, from Brixton Road to Poes Road.

    Everyone to be Served Notice by "springtime 2015"

    To Vacate 6 months after.

    New Units to be available from 2017, but there's no "first refusal" given to us on the increased new rents that will come with any new tennancy. We have to apply like anyone else interested. So it looks like after over 40 years, its Goodbye A & C Continental Grocers & hello Pret a Manger, Waitrose Local etc.
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  2. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    That doesn't even sound legal, let alone desirable.
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  3. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Ugh :(
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  4. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    the same sort of thing happening along whitechapel high st (rd?). lots of little businesses going, lots of chains coming in. vile. (((:-D)))
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  6. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    Sorry to hear this. Is there any way to challenge it?
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  7. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    There must be something we can do.
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  8. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Pret a Eviction :(
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  9. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    Really depressing news. Will be very sad to see these businesses pushed out.

    The fishmongers has also been there since the 1930s (I think). Check out the tiles on the wall in there.
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  10. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I don't know much about retail but do not see why it would be illegal. I imagine the best course of action will be for protesters to make the case to Network Rail about making room for old businesses who want to stay on. A bit like Nour.
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  11. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    I'm surprised that anyone is surprised especially the Tory types on this Forum.
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  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    We should be asking how this fits with Brixton Central. Is this why we were being made to play card games?

    Where would YOU put the residential, the recreational, the retail etc?

    Meanwhile maybe Network Rail and Lambeth Regen were preparing an ambush behind the scenes. That's what it looks like to me.
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  13. technical

    technical stripey

    What stage is Brixton Central at? Is there any chance of more consultation giving people a chance of making it clear that we don't want the town centre being a clone town?
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  14. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    I've attended pretty much every consultation and I don't think that the organisers could have been left in any doubt that this (a clone town) is not what people want.
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  15. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    What control do you think Lambeth have over the arches? None pretty much.
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  16. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Why are they bothering to negotiate with Network Rail then? Is all this "joint working" a fiction for the masses?
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  17. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I haven't been to any of the sessions so couldn't say. The joint working for Raleigh Hall and Windrush Square were both a sham. Waste of my time. I don't imagine these are any different.

    ETA confused your joint networking reference CH1 with Toms earlier mention of consultation
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2015
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  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I know petitions are often a total waste of time etc., but I think I'm going to have to set one up anyway (as well as explore every other avenue of lobbying). When the arches go, well, the Brixton I know and love has gone.
  20. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    "Retail and cafes - Network Rail to invest in the refurbishment of the arches..." sure sounds a lot co-operative than, "Network Rail to hoof out all long standing businesses to maximise profits."
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  22. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

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  23. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    How useful is your MP?
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  24. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Oh please :facepalm: ,..... the two logo's in the bottom right corner show a degree of co-operation.....
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  25. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Oh well. If the logos are there.
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  26. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    This is very much NR's approach to their property. No investment without an increase in revenue.
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  27. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

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  28. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Also, pretty hard to refurb railway arches without gutting then completely. Have you seen the patchwork of internal water works, gutters, etc in Budget Carpets? Had a long chat with the guy in there about it last week.
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  29. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I have intimate personal experience of the subject :)
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Independent shopkeepers who have serving Brixton for decades get turfed out, while Network Rail rakes it in. It's obscene.

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