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Clean Air Mini Neighbourhood: Keppel Row

Keppel Row set to benefit from public realm improvements, with works on site starting in early May
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.  

Working with architects Gort Scott, the plans to transform Keppel Row,  have been emerging over the last year as the redevelopment of 61 Southwark Street was underway. Better Bankside secured additional funding from the Mayor of London's Greener City Fund in early 2018 to enable the project to deliver exemplary sustainable drainage (SuDS) as part of the scheme. 

The Council have now appointed specialist contractors Blakedown to implement the project.  Works on site in earnest on 30th April.  If you have any queries about the site works the site foreman is David O'Brien.  Please contact the Better Bankside office for his number.

Apr 24 2018