London, UK – 2016-2017
Overall dimension 400 housing units, redevelopment of the train station, public facilities, public spaces
Designed as Discourse Architecture
This project, developed y Discourse Architecture in consultation with the Forest Hill Society, offers a vision for the area around Forest Hill Station.
We have a once in 100 years’ opportunity to shape the centre of the community, reflecting the needs and aspirations of people that live and work in the area.
Forest Hill is shaped by its development around the Victorian railway line. Restricted crossing points have intensified traffic on the SCR and other roads in the area. The later Victorian infrastructure that we have inherited has become a strait jacket that we need to challenge. After the Victorian stations, the current one was built following wartime bomb damage: a cheap single-storey building with no presence. That was nearly 70 years ago. Arrival in Forest Hill by rail would once again be a celebration of civic society. The under-used sites around the station will soon be developed.
It is up to us to ensure that the Forest Hill that emerges in the coming decades is one for which we al feel some pride and affection.
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