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Hungerford Bridge Park

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Hungerford Bridge Park

Hungerford Bridge Park

Lottie McCarthy By Lottie McCarthy

We want to create a community run pocket park on Hungerford Bridge, out of disused spaces. We will transform these left-over spots into a garden with London's best view.

Lambeth Idea stage

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Hungerford bridge has some of the best views across London. It also has opportunities for public space, in the form of two high-level semicircular platforms, and two low-level oval landing platforms, adjacent to the Southern Surrey Pier. Waste is dumped into these left-over and hard to clear areas. This proposal takes these unsightly spaces and transforms them into inspiring spaces. By introducing pocket-parks, people are offered the opportunity to stop and enjoy the view, and redundant, unused spaces can be put back into public use. In addition these pocket-parks solve a practical waste problem. Phase 1 of this project is to clear the high level platforms, add a small linkage bridge, balustrades, seating, and plenty of planting. Phase 2 will be to tackle the interior space of Surrey Pier and the low level platforms. Moss, mushrooms and bioluminescent plants could be grown in this interior space. And possible event and exhibition space included

What we'll deliver:

  • Local community gardeners will be involved in planting the space
  • Add balustrades, seating and planting
  • Provide access to the high level platforms

Why it's a great idea:

So many people use this bridge but no one can sit down and enjoy the view. The newly introduced greenery will offer a relief to commuters dashing past, and a beautiful spot for people to stay and linger. It will be an amazing space to: - Read a book - Plant some strawberries - Take a picnic - Smell the roses

Steps to get it done:

  • Step 1: Engage a bridge engineer to confirm that in concept, loading will be acceptable

We think there are lots of opportunities to green up other Thames bridges, and would like to do this elsewhere too!


Location Lambeth

About the space

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London Borough of Lambeth

How will the money be spent?Total £885

Bridge engineer consultation - £800 (90%)
Other - £85 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Bridge engineer consultation
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £885

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