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Works commence to improve Great Guildford Street

As part of Bankside Urban Forest, Great Guildford Street, south of Southwark Street is set for an upgrade
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager
January 2015
April 2015

The works, starting in early January 2015 will see the the western side of Great Guildford Street, between Southwark Street and Union Street upgraded to make it easier for people to explore deeper into the neighbourhood.

Creating attractive, green and accessible streets:

Improvements along Great Guildford Street and Warden's Grove include

  • raised tables at cross streets to improve accessibility 
  • widening of pavements in Wardens Grove
  • repaving of the street with high quality York stone 
  • tree planting and other urban greening
  • heritage interpretation.

What will the level of disruption be?

Conway Aecom will be delivering the project on site during January and February 2015, working between 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, and 8am - 1pm Saturday. Road closures will be implemented at the northern end of Great Guildford Street to enable the works. For furtner information about the potential disruption from the works, please contact Michael Hurley, the Contract Supervisor at Conway Aecom on 0330 337 1001.

What is the bigger picture?

The works complement recent developments in the area including the redevelopment of the Metal Box Factory and the Harlequin Building.  

The improvements, part of Voices in the Urban Forest , are designed by Gort Scott Architects, and have been commissioned through the Bankside Urban Forest partnership.  Bankside Urban Forest, coordinated by Better Bankside on behalf of a wider partnership of organisations, is a long term strategy to improve the network of streets and spaces between Southwark Street and Elephant and Castle.


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Jan 5 2015