Area of public space in Thamesmead have seen new landscaping installed by Idverde as part of an effort by Peabody to improve the town.
New seating beside Southmere Lake brings to mind orange so popular in the 1970s. More than a hint of Clockwork Orange there.
The orange theme can also be seen at refurbished Lakeside pub which is now a community building including a nursery and studios.
Seating is located at a lovely little spot beside Southmere lake offering a great spot of new-builds going up. On the left is a new library and to the right are new housing blocks.
Landscaping work has also been undertaken in courtyards.
Thamesmead’s original housing has quite a few of these spaces. Many are dead space and unloved.
Raised grassed areas are often hard to access and play is discouraged. They’ve been retained though some sections are now landscaped.
Meanwhile demolition of homes along Harrow Manorway continues.
After years of slow progress Thamesmead has moved up a notch in terms of changes. Whether that continues remains to be seen. There’s still no application for homes along Harrow Manorway and timescales appear extremely slow.