Mayor of London Ken Livingstone was on the South Bank yesterday to open the newly refurbished riverside walk between Oxo Tower Wharf and the National Theatre.
Ken Livingstone said: "Refurbishment of the riverside walk is another major step in the regeneration of the South Bank, one of London's most important public spaces, which is undergoing a renaissance. I am delighted to say that two of my functional bodies, Transport for London and the London Development Agency, have supported the scheme with over £1.25 million funding which will improve the quality of the area for pedestrians and provide greater access to the river."
Chair of South Bank Employers' Group Ian Coull said: "Reconstruction of the riverside walk demonstrates our commitment to improving South Bank for those who visit, live in or work in the area. I am proud that we have brought such a high quality of urban design to this important part of the embankment."
George Barlow, Chair of the London Development Agency, said: "South Bank and Bankside are important destinations for London's visitors and the area's residents. The London Development Agency is pleased to have provided significant funding towards the construction of a safe and accessible walkway which will be of benefit to everyone visiting the area on foot."