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Borough Market Garden Flourishes

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Published in Property Week 26 July 2013
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager

A partnership of developers, charities and cultural bodies working to improve London’s Bankside opened a community garden at Borough Market last week.

It is contained in a newly constructed, greenhouse-style building called Market Hall on Borough High Street. It will grow hops for locally brewed beer, edible herbs and plants, and features a seating area and vertical garden.

The project is part of a programme of works by Bankside Urban Forest — a partnership between developers Native Land and Land Securities, the Greater London Authority, Southwark Council, the Tate Modern and various local charities — to create new green spaces in Bankside. Bankside Urban Forest is part of the area’s business improvement district, Better Bankside. It received £15,000 of funding from Natural England to deliver the Market Hall project.

A formal launch is planned for September.

Created Aug 5 2013