As I stumbled recently on an old article (last year on the Council’s website) about the revamp of Clapham Junction with the Council’s “Exemplar Scheme” I thought it was time to give a little update.
The exemplar scheme is the major work on roads and pavements that started 3 years ago and included the revamp of the crossing at the Junction.
The first stage of Clapham Junction’s street improvement project was completed in 2012 leaving behind a more attractive and pedestrian friendly area around the junction.
The St John’s Hill / Lavender Hill junction has been completely remodelled, pavements widened, a new diagonal pedestrian crossing installed and unnecessary street clutter taken away.
Now the work is concentrating on St John’s Road. It started in April and is meant to stay for 30-34 weeks (~28 weeks for the footpath and ~6 weeks for the carriage works). The first phase was in front of Debenhams and TK-Maxx and now they are moving along the street to change the pavements.
The road treatment will be similar to the junction between Eccles, Lavender Sweep and Lavender Hill roads for the 2 segments in front of the public spaces ending Aliwal Road and Eckstein Road: no curve and small pavements similar to the larger ones used on the footpath.
At the end of the refurbishment, St John’s Road is to become the first 20mph zone in Clapham Junction.
At the same time, they are also working on Falcon Road in front of the new hotel where a (apparently already popular) café has opened. The will finish the paving zone joining the crossing between Falcon Road and Mossbury Road and then Mossbury Road/Lavender Hill.
There are further plans for pavement on Mossbury Road and further St John’s Hill but not definite time-line nor funding that we are aware of.