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Bankside Urban Forest Projects

Projects by the Bankside Urban Forest.

Southwark Street Colourful Crossings

An annual commission bringing colour to Southwark Street
Aug 25 2017
Kings Head Yard

Historic inns and yards off Borough High Street set to benefit from investment

Better Bankside is embarking on a programme of improvements to Borough High Street, one of London’s most historic high streets and a key route from the City and London Bridge through to the Borough and Elephant and Castle.
Mar 27 2017
Low Line Bankside : Flat Iron Square 2016

The Low Line

An exciting new project to open up access along the rail viaduct in Bankside is gathering pace.
Oct 25 2016
Adam Frank - the Performer, Southwark Street, 2015

Avenue of Art

Avenue of Art collaborates with artists to create world-class art in the public and open spaces along and off Southwark Street to delight, inspire and engage with new and existing audiences.
Apr 11 2016

Avenue of Art - Crossing Stories

Office for Crafted Architecture transform a pedestrian crossing on Southwark Street and encourage a creative exploration of Bankside
Nov 18 2015
Composite image showing main developments around Tate Modern

Tate Modern Environs

With four major developments taking place adjacent to Tate Modern, Bankside Urban Forest is working to bring these landowners together to improve the public spaces between them.
Feb 26 2015

Colourful Crossings

Better Bankside issues open call for artists, to submit proposals for transforming Southwark Street in the heart of Bankside
Feb 2 2015

The Hope Exchange

A new place of exchange, breathes new life into forgotten space on Southwark Street
Oct 31 2014

Great Suffolk Street

Plans are afoot to improve this key street in Bankside which connects Southwark Street south towards Elephant and Castle
Nov 27 2013
commit no nuisance sign on Great Guildford Street

Voices in the Urban Forest - Lavington, Ewer, Great Guildford Streets

With over 6 developments underway along these streets, we're working to ensure that the public spaces between them help connect them better to the neighbourhood
Oct 28 2013
The new Market Hall garden at Borough Market

The Market Hall, Borough Market

Borough Market's new Market Hall is the latest green space to be delivered in Bankside Urban Forest, and provides a true 'place of exchange' for residents, local workers and visitors alike
Jul 16 2013
New verdant viaduct in Borough Market

Verdant Viaduct

A lush green wall demonstrates that the more unusual built structures can go green!
Jul 16 2013
Ivy hoarding on Southwark Street

Green Infrastructure Audit

Extensive baseline analysis of our existing green spaces highlights further opportunities for greening in Bankside
Jan 4 2013

Skirt of the Black Mouth

Artists Ivan and Heather Morrison re-imagine the hoarding behind Tate Modern, revealing a new public space in Bankside Urban Forest
Nov 30 2012

Borough High Street

Fulfilling the potential of Bankside's oldest street
Nov 22 2012
Union Press temporary publishing house on Flat Iron Square during the summer of 2012

Union Press

A temporary and creative intervention demonstrates the multitude of uses our public spaces can host.
Aug 4 2012
The herbarium in the Urban Physic Garden 2011

Urban Physic Garden

Temporary healing garden draws on Bankside's medicinal and botanical history
Oct 5 2011
Flat Iron Square

Flat Iron Square

With funding from the Mayor of London, a new public space has emerged in Bankside
Jun 30 2011
View of Great Guidlford Street looking south from the junction with Sumner Street

Great Guildford Street

Plans to improve this street will bring improved access between the riverside, Tate Modern and the spaces and communities further south
Jun 15 2011
Bankside's pop-up space summer 2010

Bankside Pop-Up Space

Creative uses for vacant business premises is a win-win for building owners and budding entrepeneurs
Oct 20 2010
Union Street Urban Orchard breathed new life into a derelict building site on Union Street during the summer of 2010

Union Street Urban Orchard

Temporary garden on Union Street brings new uses to vacant development sites
Oct 15 2010

Redcross Way

One of the oldest streets in Bankside, which now connects Borough tube station with Borough Market has become greener, safer and a better place to be!
Jun 30 2010
Bankside Urban Pioneers

Bankside Urban Pioneers

Bankside Urban Forest provides the testing ground for a new education programme run by the Architecture Foundation
Mar 21 2009
Tree planting on Sumner Buildings Estate

Thank Goodness for Trees!

Working with local residents to get further trees into Bankside
Mar 4 2009