Transformation from street to convivial public space through both temporary, creative and permanent improvements.
Creative and tactical living letters put spotlight on taking quieter and greener streets in Bankside.
We have teamed up with three hotels in Bankside to give a green welcome to visitors to the neighbourhood.
An exemplar green street in Bankside, turning grey to green linking people and nature.
We trialled a new modular boardwalk on a street with narrow pavements to expand the area of public space.
Better Bankside supported the the Architecture Foundation’s 2008/2009 education programme.
Reconnecting the traffic island with the shopping parade creates a new place of exchange in the heart of Bankside
Older residents explore Bankside Urban Forest as part of the Architecture Foundation’s education programme
These colourful, moveable benches filled with plants have popped up across Bankside to raise awareness of air quality.
A garden in a skip on America Street references nearby Metal Box Factory and greens a grey street.
A pop up garden on Union Street, showcasing the potential of vacant development sites.
Funded through the Thameslink programme in 2013, an ugly steel staircase has been clad in a modular green wall to bring greening into the heart of Borough Market.
The gateway to Warden’s Grove, on Bankside’s Low Line was transformed into a micro-forest with space for people and nature.
Better Bankside has pioneered Colourful Crossings in the UK, bringing colourful and vibrant asphalt art to the UK.
A hidden alley behind Southwark Street is transformed into lush rain garden with a mysterious artwork keeping watch.
Ewer Street’s histories including a hidden mediaeval burial ground are revealed in this sensitive upgrade to one of Bankside’s oldest streets.
A busy junction on Great Suffolk Street is tamed by reclaiming road space for large street tree planting
A hidden street is repurposed to provide a green breathing space in Bankside.
An emerging retail parade gets the Bankside Urban Forest treatment, greening the street and slowing down traffic.