Creative Way-marking Commissioned for Low Line
Better Bankside has commissioned graphic designers Polimekanos to develop a family of graphic elements to help raise visibility and awareness of the Low Line – an exciting long term project to re-purpose under-used rail arches and open up car-free access along the base of the rail viaduct in Bankside between Borough Market and Southwark tube station.
Working in partnership with Network Rail, the commission will enable the design and siting of a number of creative way markers and other graphic installations which will mark out the current accessible route along the viaduct. Flexibility will be built in to the design to ensure that as future sections of the Low Line open up, that the graphic system can adapt and change to reflect the shifting path of the Low Line.
Sections of the Low Line due to open up in Bankside in 2016 include developments at Union Yard, where the Union Theatre and the Spanish Theatre will open in custom designed spaces in the rail arches just south of Union Street.
Further east, behind Flat Iron Square a new section of the Low Line will emerge in the summer of 2016 with the opening of the Flat Iron Square project. Linking Southwark Bridge Road and O’Meara Street, this stretch of the Low Line will be anchored by a new music venue for Bankside and a range of independent bars and restaurants.