In line with the design developed by urban architects Gort Scott, the improvements saw FM Conway lay more than 2000 sq m of new high-quality granite setts along the length of Electric Avenue in place of the old asphalt pavement, which was recovered and taken back to FM Conway’s state-of-the-art asphalt plant in Erith for recycling. The team installed new kerbs and Giffa power units, upgraded the signage for the area and repaired and cleaned the street’s drainage systems to improve surface run-off.
FM Conway also oversaw the upgrade of the street’s lighting by a specialist subcontractor and the installation of a new illuminated Electric Avenue sign to attract visitors into this vibrant area.
Improving the experience for shoppers and market traders was a key concern for Lambeth Council. FM Conway’s team rationalised the street furniture along Electric Avenue and relocated the market stalls to the centre of the street, allowing traders to have new, larger stalls which are quicker to set up and easier to transport. The new layout also allows for easier pedestrian flow, improving the market’s accessibility for elderly or disabled people and those with young children.