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News by the Bankside Urban Forest.

Bankside says 'Blooms not Fumes'

Clean Air Mini Neighbourhood

A package of measures aimed at improving air quality are planned for America Street and its surrounding streets
Jan 20 2017

Steer Davies Gleave appointed to develop Bankside Boardwalk

Lavington Street set to benefit from innovative trial of new road layout and implementation of boardwalk structure
Sep 28 2016

Colourful Crossings v2.0

Artist Camille Walala brings bold graphics to Southwark Street
Sep 9 2016

Better Bankside Ecology Toolkit

Could you get involved in greening our urban environment? Join us for a lunchtime of activities aimed at giving nature a home in Bankside.
May 23 2016

Creative Way-marking Commissioned for Low Line

Graphic designers Polimekanos have been commissioned to develop a family of graphic elements to help raise visibility and awareness of the Low Line
Mar 21 2016

Greening Bankside

Video and brochure launched celebrating the greening of Bankside through 'Greening the BIDs' initiative
Mar 21 2016
Lavington Street as it currently is

Lavington Street set to benefit from £81,000 Future Streets Incubator funding

“Bankside Boardwalk” - creative and innovative walkway will deliver a more tranquil and greener street in the heart of Bankside.
Feb 15 2016

Last chance to visit Colourful Crossings

Popular temporary installations on Southwark Street wrapping up in January.
Dec 21 2015

Sumner Street Transformation

Sumner Street to be part pedestrianised in transformation into new public space
Oct 28 2015

Colourful Crossings put spotlight on Southwark Street

Two new artist commissions have appeared along Southwark Street, guaranteed to lift your spirits
Oct 15 2015

Bankside in Bloom - Our Business Neighbourhood is Award Winning

We are delighted to announce that Bankside has been recognised for it's greening initiatives at the London in Bloom Awards
Sep 29 2015

Crossing Stories

We're inviting Bankside employees, residents and visitors to the area to share their stories with us as part of an innovative art project focussing on Southwark Street
Jun 22 2015

London's first Open Streets comes to Bankside!

Come to London’s first Open Streets on Saturday 30th of May on Great Suffolk Street. Open Streets are safe, fun, car-free spaces where you can play, walk, bike, run, or just relax and see your city in a whole new way.
Apr 28 2015

Better Bankside secures £167,500 from Mayor of London to transform stretch of Great Suffolk Street

Great Suffolk Street, south of Union Street is set to benefit from Mayor of London’s High Street Fund. It is one of 42 projects across London to receive a share of up to £9 million of funding.
Mar 23 2015

Success of a little green patch in Bankside

Local business, Makower Architects, get stuck in to help Bankside bloom and become the latest Bankside Star!
Feb 26 2015

Colourful Crossings

Better Bankside issues open call for artists, to submit proposals for transforming Southwark Street in the heart of Bankside
Feb 2 2015

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
Jan 5 2015

New pedestrian crossing at Borough High Street & St Thomas Street

Have your say about the proposed design before 5 January 2015
Dec 1 2014

Growing Hops at Market Hall

Our very own apprentice gardener, Veronica, tells us about growing hops in Borough Market.
Nov 27 2014

Bankside to benefit from £1.8 million innovation fund for streets and public spaces

Better Bankside secures £50,000 to trial creative approach to pedestrian crossings on Southwark Street
Oct 27 2014

The Hope Exchange breathes new life into neglected patch of Southwark Street

Better Bankside, working with local business Forster Communications, and artists Nicolas Henniger, Sara Muzio and Gonzague Lacombe from Collectif Exyzt, have transformed a former grot spot along the street into a vibrant and verdant public space.
Sep 29 2014

Great Guildford Street and Ewer Street - there is light at the end of the tunnel

Two great streets in Bankside benefit from investment as part of Bankside Urban Forest
Jul 23 2014

Bankside Urban Forest Highly Commended in 2014 Tree & Woodland Awards

Bankside Urban Forest was highly commended in the 2014 Tree & Woodland Awards
May 30 2014

Celebrate London Tree Week 2014 with Bankside Urban Forest

Got a favourite tree in Bankside, want to know more about why trees are good for our neighbourhood? Get involved in this week of activities celebrating London's Trees
Apr 29 2014
Planted canopy on Flat Iron Square provides a forest floor habitat in Bankside Urban Forest

Bankside Urban Forest to feature in symposium at London's Garden Museum

The symposium is part of a week long programme of events and talks aimed at raising awareness of the importance of green infrastructure
Mar 28 2014
Market Hall, Borough Market

Green Sky Thinking 2014

Join us for a guided tour of recent greening projects in Bankside Urban Forest
Mar 17 2014
Rush hour cycle traffic on Blackfriars Road

A Cycle Grid for Central London – what to you think?

As part of the Mayor's Vision for Cycling, Transport for London are consulting on proposed routes for a Central London Cycle Grid. We'd love your views!
Jan 30 2014
Cocoa husks

Chocoholic guide to gardening

What on earth has chocolate got to do with gardening?
Jan 24 2014
Planted canopy on Flat Iron Square provides a forest floor habitat in Bankside Urban Forest

Bankside Urban Forest – the future is green and it keeps on growing!

2013 has been a bumper year for greening Bankside. With our partners, we have increased green cover in the area through a variety of ground breaking projects including green roofs and walls.
Dec 16 2013

Voices in the Urban Forest - works underway!

The streets south of Southwark Street are set to get a facelift as works start for a cleaner, greener accessible Ewer Street
Oct 30 2013

Voices in the Urban Forest

Projects launched to help improve spaces and places along Lavington, Ewer and Great Guildford Streets
Aug 28 2013

Gorgeous Gardens of Coin Street

Our friends at Coin Street Community Builders would like your views on their gardens
Aug 28 2013
Open House London 2013

Bankside Urban Forest to be showcased in Open House London 2013

Join us for a guided walk of Bankside Urban Forest as part of this annual celebration of London's built environment and new urban landscapes
Aug 27 2013

Better Bankside and Borough Market are recruiting an Apprentice Gardener

Have you got what it takes to be our Apprentice Gardener? If you have a passion for plants and making Bankside's spaces greener, we may just have the opportunity for you!
Aug 19 2013

The Lake, Union Street

The LAKE is a new urban oasis in Union Street, Bankside: a temporary installation featuring a shallow boating lake (for inflatables and home-made toy boats), a paddling pool, a juice bar and a long timber deck for sunbathing.
Jul 31 2013
Bankside Urban Forest's wildlife explorers

Intrepid urban wildlife explorers join Bankside Urban Forest Bat Ramble

A nocturnal ramble around Bankside Urban Forest uncovered some of the more elusive animals in the neighbourood
Jul 18 2013
The new Market Hall garden at Borough Market

The new Market Hall demonstrates a fresh approach to urban greening in Bankside Urban Forest

Borough Market, the UK’s most famous food market has opened the doors on its newest space – Market Hall
Jul 18 2013
Patrons of the Architecture Foundation enjoy a tour of Bankside Urban Forest (image courtesy of the AF)

Bankside Urban Forest hosts private tour for Patrons of the Architecture Foundation

Patrons, Benefactors and Trustees of The Architecture Foundation enjoy a private tour of Bankside Urban Forest
Jul 16 2013
New verdant viaduct in Borough Market

A verdant viaduct for Bankside

A viaduct in Borough Market is the latest urban infrastructure to go green, as part of a long-term programme of works by Bankside Urban Forest to improve the public realm in Bankside.
Jun 21 2013
London Tree Week 11th -18th May 2013

Celebrate London Tree Week 2013 with us from 11th-18th May 2013

London Tree Week - the annual week-long celebration of London's leafiness runs from 11-18 May. Here in Bankside we're playing our part with a guided walk, a photography competition, and a tree quiz!
Apr 26 2013
The new gardens at NEO Bankside

A greener future for Bankside?

Over 30 people attended a breakfast briefing looking at how an emerging neighbourhood plan for the area might help secure better outcomes for delivering green infrastructure in future developments in the neighbourhood
Apr 25 2013
Blackfriars Road at St Georges Circus

Blackfriars Road – a bright future for a historic street

As part of Bankside Urban Forest, Better Bankside has teamed up with Southwark Council, local business and resident communities and key developers along Blackfriars Road to develop a strategy for stitching together the public spaces that link developments
Apr 25 2013

Lavington, Ewer and Great Guildford Streets - site visits

Plans are underway to improve these key streets, join us for a site visit with the design team to let us know what you think
Apr 2 2013

Forgotton Spaces

As an ideas competition is launched by RIBA to bring attention to overlooked spaces in London, we wonder if there are any Bankside spaces that could benefit from a fresh view.
Feb 22 2013

A Bluebell Railway for Bankside?

A new 100m2 green roof planted with over 1000 bluebell bulbs, 15 species of native wild flowers and a range of ferns and ivy has been planted on Flat Iron Square. It brings a little bit of woodland wildlife into the heart of Bankside Urban Forest
Feb 20 2013
Southwark Street Planted Hoarding

Greening canopies, staircases and streets

Bankside set to benefit from further investment in green roofs, green walls and street tree planting
Jan 30 2013

Bankside Urban Forest hosts innovative CPD training event

Interdisciplinary training programme for the UK Green Infrastructure Partnership hosted in Bankside
Jan 7 2013

Bankside's Neighbourhood Plan

Your chance to shape the future of your neighbourhood
Jan 2 2013

Strategy for Borough High Street

Fulfilling the potential of Bankside's oldest street
Jan 2 2013
The Rain Garden Guide

The Rain Garden Guide

Bankside Urban Forest hosts launch of innovative new guide
Nov 27 2012
Flat Iron Square

Two Bankside Urban Forest projects to start on site in September 2012

Projects set to deliver further public space and greening
Nov 27 2012

Green Sky Thinking 2012

Join us for a walk and gardening in Bankside Urban Forest
Nov 22 2012