AF Patrons' private tour of Bankside Urban Forest

Yesterday morning AF Patrons and Supporters enjoyed a private tour of the Bankside Urban Forest, a long-term partnership project that works to improve the network of streets and public spaces between the Thames Southbank and Elephant and Castle, spreading the benefits of regeneration deeper into the borough of Southwark. 

The tour was led by Valerie Beirne, Bankside Urban Forest Manager, and Stephen Witherford, Principal at Witherford Watson Mann Architects. The walking tour included a number of the project’s notable initiatives including Borough Market Garden, a new community garden designed by Wayward Plants; the Verdant Viaduct, a new modular green wall within Borough Market; Witherford Watson Mann Architects’ Riverside Accessibility Improvements; Skirt of the Black Mouth, a new temporary pocket park on the south side of Tate Modern; and Flat Iron Square, a transformational project, reclaiming road space for the public.

The Architecture Foundation serves on the BUF Steering Group and has helped to initiate a number of Forest projects including the Union Street Urban Orchard, the Oikos Project, and Moss Your City.

The event was part of the exclusive programme of speical events for Patrons and Benefactors of the AF. For more information on how to become an AF Patron and access our programme of VIP tours, previews and networking events please contact Development and Communications Manager Joanne Jolley by email or on +44(0)2070846767.

Images: AF Patrons visit to Bankside Urban Forest, courtesy The AF.