Great Guildford Street
Great Guildford Street is one of the key north/south routes, or 'Streams' in the Forest area.
It provides a meandering relatively quiet street connecting Bankside south to Elephant and Castle. It is not without its problems, with conflicts between traffic and pedestrians, narrow pavements, and difficult crossing points. We're working with local stakeholders to look at how we can work together to improve Great Guildford Street, to create people friendly spaces that meet the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.
This work will improve connections to Bankside Mix from the Riverside, and will improve the quality of the public realm in this location. Negotiations are underway with neighbouring landowners to see how their land can be incorporated into the overall scheme to create further open space along the street. Proposals will be developed as local developments including the Tate Modern Project and redevelopment of the LSE halls of residence at Bankside House progress closer to practical completion.
In the meantime, we are working with local residents and businesses to implement small-scale improvements to the street through tree planting and other greening initiatives.