EBBA have been working on a series of community led projects across East London, looking for opportunities to open up locked infrastructures with the view to connect the new Great Eastern Parks Route.
The primary purpose of the initiative has been to explore the potential of connecting green spaces, starting from Shoreditch High Street through to Canary Wharf and beyond. The aim is to improve access to parks and create green routes across the city, by reimagining forgotten spaces through landscaping and re-wilding strategies that can help support local community groups and schools, improve transport and commuting, as well as create jobs for locals in the area by unlocking new business opportunities.
An initial feasibility has been explored to repurpose the Millwall Park Viaduct, in order to create a meadow that can accommodate a new raised park and a locally-supported Bee Keeping School. The project will consider ways to activate this area and provide opportunities for education and training, including a multi-functional space that can be used by the wider community. EBBA are also in the initial stages of discussing plans for a biodiversity park in Limehouse.
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The project is in partnership with the East London Garden Society and the Countryside Charity London (CPRE).