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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Phase two of the Greening of Vauxhall Walk opens

Dr. Will Norman, London’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner cut the ribbon to declare the second phase of the Greening of Vauxhall Walk open on Wednesday 4 October.

Dr. Norman was accompanied by Councillor Jenny Brathwaite, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment, as well as Vauxhall One Chairperson and Director of Vauxhall-based architects Base Associates, Aseem Sheikh.

Cllr Jenny Brathwaite, Lambeth council cabinet member for Housing and Environment said: “I am proud of this terrific project. All the partners have worked hard to make Vauxhall Walk a fine example of how a centrally located shared routes can be greener and work for the local community, visitors, cyclists and the many great businesses we have in Vauxhall. The regeneration of this area has been an ambition of Lambeth’s and it is truly wonderful to see Vauxhall Walk officially open to one and all.”

In 2013 Vauxhall One, the Business Improvement District for Vauxhall, ran an Urban Design Competition with RIBA and the Landscape Institute for sustainable ways to improve the public realm between Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and Newport Street.

The competition gained a staggering 200 entries from 21 different countries all over the world. Erect Architecture with J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects were chosen as the unanimous winners for their outstanding entry ‘The Vauxhall Promenade of Curiosities’. This project proposed connecting Vauxhall’s parks to the emerging Vauxhall Gallery District, primary linking Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to Beaconsfield Gallery and Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery by a sustainable Green Trail on Vauxhall Walk.

www.ribacompetitions.com/vauxhallthemissinglink

As part of TfL and The Mayor’s Pocket Park programme, this scheme uses an ingenious SUDs scheme that reduces the risk of flooding by taking rainwater from the street drains and re-directing it into lovely planted rain gardens.

The first phase of the greening of Vauxhall Walk included transplanting the RBC Waterscape Garden to Vauxhall in the Summer and Autumn of 2014, as well as resurfacing the road outside of the Tea House Theatre and planning the first set of rain gardens in May 2015.

The second phase of the greening of Vauxhall Walk stretches from the junction with Glasshouse Walk to Black Prince Road and has seen the complete levelling and resurfacing of the highway, relaying wider higher, quality pedestrian walkways, a new quiteways cycle route and seven beautiful new rain gardens.

Aseem Sheikh chairperson of Vauxhall One, Business Improvement District said: “We are delighted to have worked with Lambeth Council and TfL on this fantastic project which is transforming this part of Vauxhall. This is part of our commitment to improving cycling and walking routes, as well as projects that help transform Vauxhall’s public spaces and improve air quality.”

 

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