London Bankside public realm

London Bankside public realm

A project which builds on the important work of the Bankside Urban Forest framework and seeks to strengthen the area's identity.

Client: London Borough of Southwark
Project Status: Completed

Bankside is an area of two halves: a world-class areas near the Thames riverfront contrasts sharply with areas further south which are divided by the infrastructural barriers of Southwark Street and the railway viaduct. Gort Scott is implementing a series of projects that deal directly with activating areas around the railway viaduct through engagement and consultation with diverse local stakeholders.

The public realm strategy for the area takes two main strands: enhancing north-south pedestrian links with a series of key interventions using street furniture, paving, and planting, and in doing so; providing places for pause along the way where pocket parks can be created.

The proposals also make use of sustainable urban draining systems, and creative signage to tell local stories learned through historical research, revealing the identity of a unique and dynamic area of London.


Civic Engineers

Graphic Designer


Ecology Consultant

Gary Grant

Related projects

Keppel Row


Better Bankside project page

Gort Scott
55 Leroy Street
London SE1 4SN

T +44 (0)20 7254 6294

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