Your input needed into Half Moon Lane's streetscape

Remember the burst Thames Water pipe in 2013 that devastated many local businesses in Herne Hill?  Following a claim by Southwark Council, high street traders and the Herne Hill Forum, a Thames Water compensation fund has been set up to be reinvested in the high street.

Three years on

There are a range of initiatives being rolled out to make Herne Hill a unique destination.  A new rolling artwork programme is set to enliven the area, new signs and shopfront repairs are being implemented by local businesses.  Jan Kattein Architects have been commissioned to design some unique public seating and lighting for Half Moon Lane.  Your input is needed.  They are drawing up new lighting and seating plans for the area.  They believe that any intervention is specific and unique and enhances the character of the area.

Help them to understand Herne Hill's unique culture and history.  Who lives in Herne Hill?  Who works here?  What makes the place special or quirky?  Tell them about local history, myths and hearsay.  You can write a sonnet, draw a picture, email them an old photograph or relevant news clipping - or simply drop them an email to or leave your comments here.  

However you choose to communicate, please do so by Friday 11th December.  

Future plans

Later in December and throughout January, Jan Kettein Architects will commission surveys and draw up designs.  In February, they will be back in Herne Hill to show their progress before any planning applications are submitted.  After planning, detailed construction drawings will be prepared and a specialist contractor will be procured to implement the project.  Works should be complete in September 2017.