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Sumner Street Transformation

Sumner Street to be part pedestrianised in transformation into new public space
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager

As part of Bankside Urban Forest, Southwark Council, the Tate Modern and Better Bankside are working together to improve the public realm around the new Tate Modern art gallery extension which is to be completed in 2016. In order to improve the pedestrian environment and create a world class gateway, Maylim have been given the task to improve the main thoroughfare to the new art gallery on the southside along Sumner Street and upgrade the surrounding footpaths.

A traffic study carried out in October 2014 by Southwark council, highlighted the potential for the closure of a section of Sumner Street between the junction of Holland Street and Bankside House due to the low volumes of vehicular traffic. These plans were consulted on in early 2015 and since then the plans have been refined taking on board feedback.

The project will create a new world class plaza to link to the new Tate Modern landscape on the south side to Bankside Mix and Southwark Street, enabling easier access and providing a new public space.

From the 2 November 2015 to the end of March 2016 Sumner Street, between Holland Street and Bankside House, will be closed to construct the scheme.  If you would like to receive updates about the construction programme, please contact: Dara McTiernan on 07471 650 720

Oct 28 2015