Blackfriars Road is changing. A variety of new developments are under construction, and further proposals are being submitted by developers along this historic street. This follows a wider process of change which has taken place over the last decade in the Bankside area, as developments along the riverside and Southwark Street have been completed and regeneration has moved southwards.
This process of change is set to continue as more and more people will move through the area with the recently completed Thameslink station on the riverwalk at Blackfriars, the Tate Modern extension set to complete in 2014, and the emerging masterplan for the Elephant and Castle to the south.
As part of Bankside Urban Forest, local architects Allies and Morrison have been appointed by Southwark Council, working in partnership with Better Bankside and other local agencies to carry out a mapping and design exercise to plot all the new projects along the ground onto a basemap, and develop proposals for how we can achieve the highest quality of public realm along the road.
Why not join us to find out more?
As a first step in the process, we would like to hear your ideas and visions for how we can best improve the environment of Blackfriars Road, and have set up a number of opportunities for you to have your say.
Come and join us for a walking audit and discussion on the road on Wednesday 16 January at 8am to 9am, 12.30pm to 1.30pm or 6.30pm to 7.30pm, or Saturday 19 January at 10am to 11am. These are great opportunity to let us know what you like and dislike about the environment, and meet the team of local partners and designers working to improve the local area.
Jan 7 2013