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Architects who worked on the Olympics will design the Peckham Coal Line

Isabelle Aron

We first heard whispers about the Peckham Coal Line – aka 'London's answer to the New York High Line' – back in December 2014. Since then, the team behind the project have started a crowdfunding campaign and successfully smashed their target. So, what are they doing with all that cash? Well, it looks like this project might finally be getting off the ground as the organisers have just appointed architects Adams and Sutherland, who worked on the Greenway around the Olympic Park, and construction firm Arup, which was involved in building the swimming centre for the Beijing Games. 

But if you're not convinced that a New York-style elevated park would fit in across the pond, Nick Woodford, from the team behind the Coal Line, has these reassuring words: 'It will still be about Peckham. It's going to be much more low-key than the High Line, more gritty.' The gritty Peckham Coal Line, eh? It's got a nice ring to it.

In other news, there's a crowdfunding campaign to reopen the secret Crystal Palace Subway.

And a Brixton Pound cash machine has opened in Market Row.


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