Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sydenham Road Improvement Scheme

A £4.7m scheme to improve Sydenham Road will be underway by August. Lewisham’s Mayor and Cabinet committee gave the go-ahead to the scheme on Wednesday evening (20 January), so now it’s down to the tendering and construction phases, starting with improvements to Station Approach. And the good news is that the eastern end of the high street – from Mayow Road to Kent House Road - is also included in the revamp. The scheme will work as follows:

Cobb’s Corner to Mayow Road

  • £3.6m scheme to improve the core section of the high street. 
  • This includes £310,000 to improve Sydenham Station Approach. 
  • At the recent public exhibition 957 people completed comment cards. In response to the question – Do you support the proposals overall? – 89% answered yes; 6% No; 5% don’t know and 1% gave no answer.

Mayow Road to Kent House Road
A £1.1m scheme to improve the 'lower' section of the high street.
  • 20 January 2010 – Both schemes to be approved by Lewisham Mayor and Cabinet.
  • March 2010 – List of tenderers agreed
  • May 2010 – Tenders issued
  • July 2010 – Tender evaluation results reported to Mayor and Cabinet
  • August 2010 – Work commences
  • November 2010 to Mid January 2011 – Minimal disruption works (side streets Station Approach etc)
  • August 2011 – Works completed Cobb’s Corner to Mayow Road
  • August 2011 to August 2012 – Works completed Mayow Road to Kent House Road