Plumstead station area gets spruce up with new signs
Now this I can get behind.
Some wonderful painted signs appeared today on the bridge by Plumstead station. Network Rail have funded the project with
@lionel_stanhope the artist behind it.
It follows a whole bunch of similar signs appearing all over Lewisham borough in recent months.
I’ve already noticed some grumbling from a few but the cost of this will be very small. Miniscule in fact. And it lifts up the whole area. Money well spent in my book. Something that lifts up the area and gives identity.
I can see some thinking perhaps a bit twee but it work in this location with Victorian buildings and railway sidings.
In just a couple of hours a very busy area has become a bit more beautiful. I love little interventions like this and wish the local authority was as proactive in pushing similar. It needn’t cost huge sums and take months or years.
I’m surprised but pleased Network Rail have funded this. I initially thought it was a council or Peabody initiative in relation to the nearby Housing Zone.
The public realm in the area is absolutely awful, though should be improved by a multi-million pound upgrade in coming years as part of the GLA and Peabody’s Housing Zone.
And whilst we wait for that this little lovely shot in the arm for the area appeared.
Peabody signed an agreement with Berkeley Homes for 1,800 homes nearby.