The Bermondsey Street estates (Tyers, Whites and Snowsfields) have benefitted from a variety of funding from Southwark Council, the JMB, Drain London and Team London Bridge to deliver a gardening and sculpture project over the past 15 months.
The project has now reached an exciting stage. The next phase will involve the creation of a new garden area to the Camarthen Place entrance to Tyers Estate.
I am sure that those of you who know the area well will welcome these improvements. The main changes will include:
- Renewal of the ramp access to meet current building regulations
- Creation of a rain garden (conceived largely by local residents) which alleviates problems associated with rain water run off
- Installation of a 3 meter sculpture called the “Shared”, which was designed by a local resident/artist and contains pieces created by local residents in the workshops which took place on the estate last year.
Planning permission and additional funding has now been obtained and a tendering process is in progress to select a suitable contractor to carry out the works. The work should begin about late February and take about three weeks to complete. Check the Leathermarket JMB website for further updates.