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A new look for Keppel Row

Keppel Row set to benefit from £48,000 additional funding to implement sustainable urban drainage and more green space as part of transformation
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager

Better Bankside is working with Southwark Council, and local businesses and residents to improve the public spaces around Keppel Row and America Street as part of its Clean Air Mini Neighbourhood project.  This initiative is working to understand how investing in quieter back streets and spaces, can help support greater footfall, and to analyse how encouraging more people on foot to use these spaces can reduce peoples' exposure to harmful air pollution.  

Plans to transform Keppel Row have been emerging over the last year as the redevelopment of 61 Southwark Street nears completion. Better Bankside have just secured an additional £48,000 from the Mayor of London's Greener City Fund to enable the project to deliver exemplary sustainable drainage (SuDS) as part of the scheme. 

Works will start in earnest on transforming Keppel Row later this spring, but in the meantime, keep an eye out for the nearby Metal Box Garden on America Street which is raising awareness about the importance of tranquil routes in Bankside.

Jan 29 2018