Hi all, I just wondered if anyone knew if the newly refurbished Nelson Square in Blackfriars was officially open? As far as I know it isn't yet as there are still construction signs around the edges, yet there are hoards of kids in there at the moment!
I just went and checked it out, the entrances are still all fenced off so guess it can't have officially opened yet. One of the fences is only held shut with string though so I can imagine kids would just let themselves in.
I'm interested to know when it will be properly open - there wasn't anyone around to ask though.
The firm who worked on the Square came back today, just to tidy up some loose ends, put a little bit of fencing round some shrubs to stop people and bicycles taking short cuts through them, and they also removed the barriers. So, the Square is open for children and adults to come and play [the adults can enjoy the outdoor gym].
All that needs to be done now is some bulb and flower planting [this is being organised jointly with the local Nelson Square Tenants and Residents Association, and Friends of Nelson Square]. There is some signage that has to go up and the entrances will be adjusted to become disabled compliant so wheelchair users can get in and out.
There will be an official opening day. Watch out for posters and leaflets