Leake Street Pocket Park
Project Category: Public Sector organisation
Derelict, dumping ground, drug use and devoid are the 4 ‘D’s of the Leake Street Entranceway off Lower Marsh. Our vision is to transform this space from local cesspit into a community space that local people and visitors can enjoy. We want to significantly soften the landscape through the use of interesting features as well as greening so that it welcomes a number of uses planned such as market stalls, cultural and social activities.
The project is a part of the wider regeneration project on Lower Marsh, with Lambeth Council committing £50K to the park and the GLA committing a further £40K. Suffice to say we should be able to produce a pretty nice space with these contributions.
We have a concept design which has been put together by local architects named uncommon – we are also working with the landowner, Network Rail to help support the scheme by offering a leasing arrangement for the local Business Improvement District, Waterloo Quarter. The idea is the Waterloo Quarter will look after the space after its built – looking after the cleaning and management of any planting we introduce to the space.