Southfields Shopping Area Makeover Continues

First phase of works along Replingham Road due to finish by Christmas

An attempt by Wandsworth Council to create a ‘village style’ feel to the main shopping area in Southfields continues to make progress.

The aim of the changes is to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists and make it easier to access via public transport.

The first phase of works along Replingham Road due to finish by Christmas.

So far improvements have been made to the shop forecourts, changes have been made at road junctions designed to slow traffic as well as the repaving of Replingham Road.

In addition there has been tree planting, new cycle stands, new streetlamps and the addition of recessed parking bays.

The next phase of work is due to start in early January and will include improvements to pavements and junctions in Wimbledon Park Road and new pavement and seating outside Southfields station. The whole project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

The total cost will be around £1.6m. Some early funding came from Transport for London (TfL), but a subsequent grant was cancelled, so the majority of the money has come from the council via the Wandsworth Local Fund.

The council’s cabinet member for strategic planning and transport Cllr John Locker said,“I’m pleased to report that we’re seeing some real improvements to Southfields and that by the time the project ends it will be a more pleasant and safer place to shop.

“We will keep disruption down to a minimum over the festive period, and I would encourage shoppers to do their Christmas shopping in the local stores.”

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October 28, 2020

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