Launched in 2007, Bankside Urban Forest is a long-term partnership that works to improve the areas between the River Thames and Elephant and Castle.
It is a strategy that encourages:
The initiative has planted over 250 trees, increased green cover in the neighbourhood by more than 1000m2 and improved over 10,000m2 public space.
Project developer: Better Bankside and Bankside Urban Forest Partnership
Credits as supplied:
Partners: Better Bankside, Southwark Council, Tate Modern, Greater London Authority, The Architecture Foundation, Cross River Partnership, Land Securities, Native Land, BOST
Landscape Architects: Vogt Architects, Jonathan Cook Architects, Wayward Plants, Lark Landscape Design
Planting contractors: CJS Plants, Treebox, BOST, Street Tree Care, Bim Mackay, Nature Landscape
Ecologists: The Ecology Consultancy, The Green Roof Consultancy
Artists: Exyzt, Heather and Ivan Morrison, Public Works, Ania Bas, Polimekanos
Architects: Witherford Watson Mann Architects, Adams and Sutherland Architects, Gort Scott Architects, DLA Architects
Highways consultants: Pax Highways Engineers, Peter Brett Associates, Stockley
Construction contractors: Conways, Rineys, Byrne Bros, Queen & Crawford and Mace
Others: Arup Structural Engineers