Improving Tower Bridge Road between the Bricklayers’ Arms and Grange Walk

Closed 15 Apr 2014

Opened 1 Apr 2014

Results Updated 23 Jul 2015

There were 67 responses from local people, businesses, their representatives and interest groups. The pedestrian and street improvement proposals were well received. The Consultation Report details the comments and TfL's response. Following the consultation TfL met with local representatives including the Tower Bridge Road Alliance, Southwark Living Streets/Cycling Campaign, Southwark Council and local MP to finalise the plans. This led to keeping the parking and loading along Tower Bridge Road with some changes to 1-hour duration, new motorcycle parking on Tower Bridge Road and a new community notice board near the statue.

Work is due to start in February 2015 for completion by October 2015. Work on the footway paving will start first followed by the new pedestrian space around the statue in Welsh slate with a finish to represent water. The work will be completed in October with the removal of the bollards, phone boxes and signal boxes except the small cabinet behind the phone box and the installation of the statue ready for unveiling on Albert McKenzie's birthday in October.




Transport for London is proposing £1.5m improvements for Tower Bridge Road between the Bricklayers’ Arms and Grange Walk including a new high quality public space, resurfacing the road, repaving the footway, upgrading the street-lighting, improvements to bus stops, and a new diagonal crossing.

What we are proposing and why

The proposed design includes a separately-funded statue of local WW1 naval hero Albert McKenzie VC as part of the WW1 commemorations.

Key features:

  1. Improved high quality public space for the Albert McKenzie WW1 memorial and community use
  2. LED uplighting to the memorial and public space
  3. Informal parking on the public space removed
  4. Decluttering of the public space
  5. Natural slate paving surround for the memorial
  6. Repaving of the footway with York stone
  7. Telephone boxes moved
  8. Fewer loading bays on Tower Bridge Road
  9. New loading bay near to shops
  10. Parking bays to be retained
  11. New cycle parking
  12. New diagonal pedestrian crossing
  13. Brighter, whiter LED street lighting
  14. Improved bus stops including a new bus shelter
  15. New seating
  16. Integration with Legible London including a plinth
  17. Additional tree planting where possible
  18. Complementary work for the cycle Quietway 2 at junction of Rothsay Street and Webb Street


Please see the drawing for further information on our proposals. We propose to start work in November 2014 for completion as soon as possible.

Have your say

Please give us your views by completing the online consultation form by 15 April 2014.


  • Southwark


  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses


  • Walking
  • Urban realm improvements