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Potters Fields design workshop opportunity

London SE1 website team

Edinburgh-based Architects Gross Max are holding a design workshop for residents interested in Potters Fields park.

Potters Fields
The view of Potters Fields looking towards Tooley Street from the top of City Hall

The two-hour session is part of a public consultation prior to a final design being produced for the park's relaunch.

Potters Fields, an L-shaped park created by the London Docklands Development Corporation in the 1980s, links riverside City Hall to Tower Bridge and Tooley Street.

David Blaine
Crowds gather in Potters Fields during David Blaine's endurance stunt in Summer 2003

Crowds gathered in Potters Fields during David Blaine's endurance stunt last summer turning the grass into dust.

Although the final boundaries of the park are uncertain, the Pool of London Partnership, working with More London and Southwark Council, has commissioned Gross Max to deliver both the consultation and the final design.

Eelco Hooftman from Gross Max has suggested that the land be divided into a neighbourhood park on the south side and a visitors' park by the river.

This first consultation workshop is on Saturday 13 March at Nutmeg House, 66 Gainsford Street, starting at 2.30pm.

This information had not been posted on the Gross Max's Potters Fields website by Thursday and only appeared after the London SE1 website contacted the Scottish-based company. It still does not reveal the starting time.

Gross Max claims to have invited those who attended an earlier consultation meeting.

Details of a further three promised consultation events, this month, including one on Thursday 18 March, have yet to be announced.

Potters Fields Park consultation website

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