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

    I think those repairs are independent of the arch refurb works.
    They've been doing them all along the viaducts in the area, and mostly in the same incongruous style. For example if you walk along Milkwood road at the back of Herne Hill station you'll see quite a few bits at eye level.
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  2. Jimbeau

    Jimbeau Lurker

    I think that’s likely. They’ll conceive of patching the viaducts as part of railway infrastructure rather than as streetscape. They’re not listed so unlikely to have a special conservation strategy beyond new-for-old replacement of degraded material.
  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    They arent listed but these arches are in a conservation area.
  4. editor

    editor hiraethified


    Well, this is interesting: Anthony Thomas (aka Antic, Dogstar owners) want a change of use on THREE of the arches from retail into - yes, you've guessed it - bar/restaurant/pub use.

    Unit 11 is one labelled 'newly refurbished, unit 26 is part of a 'cathedral unit' with arch 22 and I'm not sure which unit is 23.
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  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    So if this goes ahead along with Hondo's plans to turn Pope's Road into a monster yuppie booze/food emporium, Brixton will truly become the next Camden.
  6. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    FB_IMG_1564603303268.jpg I looked up the application. Could not find justification for change of use just plans.

    Looks to me that Antic have got the whole of the inner bit of the arches now. So have increased the space from what they had before.
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  7. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Didn't council/network rail say that they were gonna preserve existing ratios of retail:restaurants and bars
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  8. BakeRecords

    BakeRecords New Member

    I really don't think we need more licensed premises in central Brixton. I miss the DIY shop. Used to buy all sorts from there.
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  9. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought.

    I don't understand why on the planning application there is no document justifiying the change of use.

    Usually on planning applications one finds a doc that says why the application should be given permission.

    Unless I missed something.
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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I have to go to Stockwell now for a lot of DIY stuff I need.
  11. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    There is still the DIY shop in the arches, isn't there?
  12. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Active Member

    I know for a fact that the carpetman at that same location begged NR for a change of use and to pay a higher rent if need be in order to adapt ( and stay in business ) but they flatly refused !!
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  13. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    Why not walk a bit further down Brixton Station Road to the diy shop in arch No. 568?
  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    doesn't have everything I. need. For some reason there are a lot of DIY / plumbing shops in Stockwell.
  15. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    There's also the well stocked Howard Brothers in Camberwell.
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  16. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Or Clapham DIY.
  17. BakeRecords

    BakeRecords New Member

    Yes, further up the road. I go there or Stockwell for DIY supplies these days.
  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The one that remains is the more 'proper' DIY shop; in my memory the other one was more like a household store.
  19. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    catching up... I'm curious as to what DIY stuff can't be bought at one or other of the places along Acre Lane. I can only offhand think of one bit of broken boiler I had to go all the way to Landor Rd to get, and that was at least 5 years ago. Otherwise Acre Lane everytime.
  20. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    No boilers in Acre Lane for some time - Diamond Merchant has morphed into an upmarket charity shop combining Danish style neo-Starbuck Hygge coffee drinking and paper browsing with rather stylish secondhand stuff.

    They have a charming name for this in Ghana - Obroni Wawoo [A white man has died]
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  21. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    no boilers but plenty of plumbing bits in Acre Lane Timber.

    I stopped in at that shop once, they wanted fifty notes for a battered table with a dodgy leg. :eek:
  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    So when those big notices on the refurbished units say, "former business returning" they omit to mention that it's actually just one former business that has bought up a number of units. Sneaky.
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  23. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Active Member

    The old ‘ Brixton Tools ‘ in Station Road ( 1/2 a Arch as it’s not a through Arch ) is up to rent at £70k p.a + vat , rates , bid !
    So that’s roughly £2,000 per week before you pay wages , electricity etc WOW only a Plc could afford that surely ?
  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

  25. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  26. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    How did the meeting go? I was going to come but I got stuck elsewhere
  27. discobastard

    discobastard edited

  28. Lambeth Boy

    Lambeth Boy Active Member

    I see that a new trendy fried chicken shop is opening at 3 Atlantic Road ( Old A & C deli Arch ) calling themselves ‘ Other side fried ‘ , looks like they also have outlets in Pop and Peckham Levels !
    Welcome to Nu-Brixton the home of £10 burgers and £5 chips
  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Brixton Station road had a thriving small business sector.

    Since the "refurbishment" a lot of units are still available.

    NR destroyed the business community.
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  30. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    they also have branches in Soho and Camden.

    according to this - Other Side Fried to open first bricks and mortar site - they are only going to have 16 covers, gonna have to shift an awful lot of takeaway to pay the new NR level rents
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