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Better Bankside secures £167,500 from Mayor of London to transform stretch of Great Suffolk Street

Great Suffolk Street, south of Union Street is set to benefit from Mayor of London’s High Street Fund. It is one of 42 projects across London to receive a share of up to £9 million of funding.
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager
Key Partners: 
Better Bankside, Southwark Council, Greater London Authority, Network Rail, local businesses

The funding will deliver high quality public realm improvements to Great Suffolk Street, immediately south of Union Street where the environment is more degraded and foot traffic greatly decreases. This will support local business by encouraging footfall and dwell time along the street. The funding complements existing investment from Better Bankside, Network Rail and Southwark Council.

The project will knit together Network Rail’s planned investment in Union Yard – a section of the viaduct which links Union Street and Surrey Row forming part of the Low Line walking route, with emerging ‘Quietway’ cycle improvements planned by Southwark Council for Union Street as part of the Central London Cycle Grid. It will also incorporate Better Bankside’s newly extended area of operation south of Union Street, which comes into effect from April 2015. 

The improvements, which are part of the longer term Bankside Urban Forest initiative, will be delivered during 2015 and completed in early 2016.

Download the full press release about this project.

Mar 23 2015