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Bankside Boardwalk design competition launched

A design competition is now under way for the Bankside Boardwalk a temporary structure to be built in Lavington Street.

The design competition, launched by Better Bankside in partnership with Transport for London and Southwark Council, is open to highways engineers, architects, landscape architects, product designers, urban designers and other creative practitioners.

The organisers are looking for a creative team with a strong track record in delivering original, beautiful and functional highway and urban realm projects, coupled with a creative and innovative approach to both urban design and product design.

"The Bankside Boardwalk will be a creative and innovative structure," said Valerie Beirne, Bankside Urban Forest manager..

"The project will initially be trialled on Lavington Street and will provide a unique examination of how streets and pavements can be reconfigured to respond to the changing pressures that cities and towns face.

"This includes accommodating increases in footfall and the need to navigate safely around building sites, temporary hoardings and roadworks."

"It will also provide a testing ground for temporarily reconfiguring streets in Bankside before committing to delivering permanent changes to the public realm."

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 9am on Monday 22 August.

The Bankside Boardwalk is one of four schemes across the capital funded by the Mayor of London's Future Streets Incubator Fund.

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