Borough, Bankside and Bermondsey
Bankside urban forest
Bankside Urban Forest is a programme of works to improve the quality of the public realm and landscaping in the Bankside area, stretching from the riverside to the Elephant and Castle, and between Blackfriars Road and Borough High Street.
We've worked closely with Better Bankside and the Tate to drive forward the concept of the urban forest, which will create a network of green connections between the emerging developments in Bankside and the existing open spaces across Southwark.
The urban forest plan and programme of projects has been prepared by a design team led by Witherford Watson Mann architects. It has been overseen by a coalition of local stakeholders, including Southwark Council, Better Bankside, Tate Modern, Transport for London, Cross River Partnership, Land Securities, GC Bankside LLP and the Architecture Foundation.
A number of illustrative projects are identified in the programme, including:
- widening of Flat Iron Square
- improvements and landscaping along Redcross Way
- transformation of the Great Suffolk Street arches
You can find more information in the documents below:
- Bankside Urban Forest part one, main report (PDF, 2.2mb)
- Bankside Urban Forest part two, illustrative projects (PDF, 989kb)
Page last updated: 25 July 2023