Bankside Urban Forest initiative transforms Flat Iron Square

The LDA backed Bankside Urban Forest initiative continues its urban realm improvements of the area stretching from the Thames at Southbank, as far as Elephant and Castle - with the transformation of Flat Iron Square. The scheme will close off the southern arm of Union Street where it runs through the square, reconnect the central island to the local parade of shops and improve paving, furniture and lighting in the area - helping to create better access to the riverfront for both residents and visitors. The scheme has been designed by Witherford Watson Mann Architects and Pax Engineering after extensive consultation with local people.

This development forms part of the Mayor of London's Great Outdoors progamme. Bankside Urban Forest is funded by the LDA and commissioned by Southwark Council with the Bankside Urban Forest partnership including Better Bankside, Tate, Cross River Partnership, The Architecture Foundation and Design for London.