We want businesses based at London Bridge to be proud of their local area. Although it is already one of the most desirable addresses in Central London, Team London Bridge realise that there is still room for improvement and are in the process of rolling out a programme of Placeshaping projects as part of our commitment to environmental and public realm management.
Our projects have been established after consultation with local businesses to find out what they want and are designed to provide a better and more attractive network of spaces for people to use, linking communities and different built environments through innovative, interesting design and delivery.
Please see details of Team London Bridge's Placeshaping projects below.
Project: Fresh Air Squares
Timing: First one delivered Sept 2015
Location: Across London Bridge
Team London Bridge (TLB) and partners held a competition to design a series of Fresh Air Square parklets in the London Bridge and Vauxhall areas. The brief was to create modular, portable micro-parks that replace car parking spaces for a period of one week to a year, improving the local environment and monitoring the air quality around it.
The panel judged that WMBstudio had produced the most iconic and creative of the designs and chose the London and Liverpool based practice to deliver the first Fresh Air Square in September 2015. Their proposal, named ‘The Parked Bench’, features a striking design that was simple, modular and flexible. It also allowed for enhancements to the important planting and air quality messaging aspects that are the raison d'etre of this project. More Fresh Air Squares are in the pipeline for 2016/17.
This project is part funded by TfL's Incubator Fund.
WMBstudio's Parked Bench design
Project: Greenwood Theatre Linear Pocket Park
Timing: November 2014
Location: Weston Street
A celebrity creative collaboration has brought together the worlds of fashion and garden design to transform a theatre in London Bridge into an urban oasis. World renowned British fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes teamed up with garden designer and TV presenter Joe Swift to create a linear ‘pocket park’ at the Greenwood Theatre on Weston Street.
Project organisers Team London Bridge and Cityscapes joined forces with King’s College London, Network Rail and The Mayor’s Pocket Parks Programme to fund the project and bring some much needed greenery to the area, reinventing a cultural hotspot and creating another landmark in this pioneering part of the capital.
Completed Greenwood Theatre Pocket Garden Apr 2015