In pictures: This is what Peckham's own Walkie Talkie Sky Garden would look like

 
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Peckham could one day have its own version of the Walkie Talkie Sky Garden thanks to a local architecture student's plan to transform the area's disused railway into an elevated green space.


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The proposal, which is currently in drawing stage, would see the creation of a 1km-long green park and cycle route stretching between Queens Road and Peckham Rye stations.

Residents would have a new green space, better access between the relevant areas and views of the City's skyscrapers.

If it was linked to the national cycle network this could create an almost continuous green route stretching from Brixton to Rotherhithe and potentially even Canary Wharf.


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The elevated park would transform the old Rickett coal sidings, a rail line once used to transport coal, which has been out of use since the 1950s.

It would be similar to New York's High Line which is a green space built on an elevated railway line running through the city's old meat packing district.


New York's High Line (Source: Getty)

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