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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!
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager
  • Simon Hughes MP officially opens the improvements to Redcross Way, May 2010
  • Redcross Way after the public space improvements funded by Transport for London
    Redcross Way after the public space improvements funded by Transport for London
June 2010
Key Partners: 
Southwark Council, Cross River Partnership, Better Bankside, Transport for London, Bankside Open Spaces Trust, St Josephs Primary School, Cathedrals School, Forestry Commission London
Key Outcome: 
Improved road safety, tree planting, improved connections between local parks, housing, schools and shopping amenities

The Redcross Way scheme provides a great opportunity to link local open spaces, make the street safer for school children and more enjoyable for the community. Sometimes the road is an unsafe and unfriendly place for pedestrians and our aim is to turn that around.

The first phase of the project was officially opened in May 2010. This part of the project focussed creating a greener link between between Red Cross Gardens, St Josephs and Cathedrals Primary Schools and Little Dorrit Court. Phase 2 was implemented in 2011. This entailed improving the pavements towards both ends of the street, and pedestrianising Disney Street.

The project, funded by a range of different sources including Transport for London and the Forestry Commission was managed by Southwark Council working in partnership with local residents, businesses and organisations like BOST on wider improvements to the adjacent housing estates.

Jun 30 2010