Shad Thames Elizabeth Street Junction Improvement

Closed 5 Oct 2018

Opened 19 Sep 2018


Southwark Council is working towards a long term strategy of improving the appearance of Shad Thames by focusing on improving pedestrian and cycling facilities, and creating opportunities for tree planting and wider public realm improvements. 

Following public consultations and desktop studies from various surveys carried out in the Shad Thames Area - short, medium and long term concept designs are being developed.

As part of the short term strategy footway and carriageway works are being proposed along Shad Thames (South) and the Queen Elizabeth Street/ Shad Thames junction to improve pedestrian safety and comfort.  The proposed measures will complement this long term strategy

The proposals, which are illustrated on the accompanying plan, include:

  • Resurfacing of the footway and provision of dropped kerbs and tactile paving, along Shad Thames (south).
  • Introducing a raised crossing on Queen Elizabeth Street (QES), at the junction with Shad Thames and on Shad Thames, north of QES.
  • Provision of a footway build-out on both sides of the carriageway on Queen Elizabeth Street, at the junction with Shad Thames, with bollards installed to prevent vehicles overrunning the footway
  • Introduction of a street tree and planters on the new footway build-out
  • No changes to be made to the existing waiting and loading restrictions.

We previously consulted in October/ November 2017 where there was strong support for the scheme, and the plans have been modified since then.  This public consultation is open for you to comment on the proposed design.

Why We Are Consulting

We would be grateful if you could take the time to review the proposal attached below and let us know what you think using the online questionnaire by 5th October.

Your views are really important to help us make sure the final design meets the needs of the local community.

What Happens Next

The responses to this consultation will be evaluated and will contribute to the final design phase. This will be submitted to the Cabinet Member for approval, subject to the outcome of statutory consultation.


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