CAMBERWELL Camberwell is a busy district centre south of Walworth, characterised by a mix of multiple and independent retailers. Proposals to transform Camberwell’s streetscape with an imaginative public realm expansion and a new road layout are already being examined by local people. Southwark Council is working closely with neighbouring Lambeth Council and Transport for London on a scheme to improve the bus network and to also make it easier for pedestrians to get to Camberwell Green, Camberwell Baths, Kings College Hospital and other local amenities. New usages will be found for ‘dead spaces’ and a consistent palate of street materials will enhance the way streets look and feel.
above: A Georgian terrace on Camberwell Grove. right: New mixed-use development on Camberwell Road.
38 issue 8 winter 2011/12