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

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

  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    No-one's been accused of being self-righteous because they object to Network Rail's actions. Read more carefully.
     
  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    That's how it reads.

    Personally I don't see what's so complicated about the issue.
     
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  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Try again then.
     
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  4. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    Once the work starts it will completely ruin the outdoor market and business for the shops situated under the Rec as they will be trying to trade within an area surrounded by workmen drilling , cutting and welding together with all the noise and dust associated .
    The site deliveries and removal of 10’s of tons of the dug up concrete floors will be transported through in the early hours of the day adding to the excessive noise just after ‘ Pop ‘ closes early morning !
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The new propaganda doubleplusgood boards are already being covered in graffiti.

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  6. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    When oh when will the National papers highlight what’s going on with the blatant incompetence of Network Rail Commercial property division with regard to Brixton , Herne Hill , London Bridge etc ?
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just seen this in planning. This 'change of use' for NINE arches is interesting...

    https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/03-11-17_planning_weekly_list.pdf
     
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  8. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    Why would NR want to change the use on 9 units unless they have no intention of allowing the original tenants to return ?
     
  9. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It's referring to the change of use they've already got planning permission for. It's not a new application. This is just an application to discharge some of the conditions on the existing one. So, where Lambeth said they had to provide further details, that's what they are doing here.
     
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  10. JonoT

    JonoT New Member

    Good morning all,

    I am a MA documentary photography student currently working on a project surrounding the issue of the Brixton arches. I've been chatting/taking portraits of shop/storage users of the arches further up Brixton Station Road gradually moving down towards Brixton town centre for the last couple of months. I really believe it is important to document and highlight the repercussions caused by NR to the local Brixton community.

    I would really appreciate it if anyone wanted to tell their story/have a chat or have a portrait taken to get in contact with me.

    Kind regards

    Jono
     
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    From buzz article

    Does anyone know what this proposal was, or who made it?
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Isn't this nice?


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  14. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    The hoardings that were supposed to be moved back to allow extra pedestrian access along Atlantic Road over 1 year ago and are still way out on the pavement without any work taking place in the empty Arches !!
    Try erecting scaffolding blocking the pavement outside your house 1 year before you start any work and see how long before Lambeth pay a visit with a enforcement notice
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  16. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Member

    I would have thought that the Traders waiting for their Arches to be refurbished and currently without a valid lease in Atlantic / Station Road will be shown the door by the Chinese / Russian / Middle Eastern new owners !
    Well & truly shafted by Network Rail
     
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  19. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Absolutely breathtaking. Private Eye Rotten Boroughs should be all over this one. Don't even know where to start.
    Cherry on the shit sandwich: it's the bookies and the pawnbroker who get to hold up the works (just coincidentally like) till 2021. Twenty twenty one. jfc.
     
  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    That article is mostly just speculation by Buzz's unreliable "mystery contributor". And the H&S stuff is pretty much nonsense.
    If they really do end up being unoccupied until 2021 though, obviously that's a major screw up by Network Rail, and people would be right to be very unhappy about it.
     
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  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The whole thing is a farce. Way over a year on and barely any work has been done, apart from those comical propaganda boards that have been up, down, moved, up, down and replaced by new doublethink messages which have now been scrawled over.

    It's an eyesore and a disgrace, and the fact that the bookies is still happily trading away proves that Network Rail fed us a stinking pile of lies when they claimed that all the arches had to be completely vacated for the work to be done.

    People have a right to be angry. Well, those that give a fuck.
     
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  22. Carpet man

    Carpet man Active Member

    Next Sunday 4th Feb we ‘ celebrate ‘ the 3rd anniversary of our Landlord informing all the tenants of their intentions to refurbish the Arches , thanks to all the great people of Brixton and the surrounding area we and a few others as still there , thank you so much !
     
  23. editor

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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Interesting:

     
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  26. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I see the latest Brixton Buzz article claims that stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables on station road may have to stop trading because of "noxious emissions" from the building works. Seriously - how does printing this kind of made-up nonsense help anyone? Or is there a source that confirms the existence of this exceptional risk?
     
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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Fantastic community support for Brixton Arches campaign.[​IMG]
     
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  28. editor

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  29. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

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  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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