TOUR | The restoration of Peckham Rye Station
event Saturday, 26 November 2016
access_time 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
location_on Peckham Rye Station, Rye Lane, SE15 5DQ
‘Lost’ spaces in Peckham Rye Station, bricked up in the early sixties at the time of the Beeching cuts, have been opened up over the past 8 years by the Peckham-based Benedict O’Looney architects. The spaces include the large ‘Old Waiting Room’ and the 1935 ‘sanitary courts’ and north wing.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Grade ll listed station’s opening, the latest project is the conservation and extension of a fine cast-iron and stone stair in the building’s south wing designed by the railway architect Charles Henry Driver for the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway.
Afterwards we will have a look at the unique collection of historic commercial architecture on Rye Lane and The Peckham High Street with the option of lunch at Manze’s pie and mash shop on the Peckham High Street opened in 1927 by Michel Manze. *Price of lunch not included in ticket price.