Gibbons Rent April 2012
The Architecture Foundation working with Team London Bridge and Southwark Council have transformed a long forgotten cut through from Magdalen Street to Bermondsey Street known as Gibbon's Rent.
Designed by emerging Australian architect Andrew Burns and award-winning landscape architect Sarah Eberle Gibbon's Rent has been transformed into a permanent shared green space for all to enjoy.
The project aims to raise awareness of this forgotten piece of Southwark and to contribute to the longer-term social and economic improvement of the area. It looks to actively encourage community participation asking local businesses and residents to contribute potted plants to the garden allowing it to grow and evolve, taking on a life of its own past its official launch this summer.
Gibbon's Rent July 2012
The first phase of the project is now complete and was launched on 23 June 2012 with a series of activities and events planned to coincide with two overarching cultural programmes: Cityscapes and the London Festival of Architecture 2012. The maintenance of the space will be managed by Team London Bridge together with homeless charity St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots initiative along with the local community.
Please come along, add a pot and enjoy the space. Community planting and maintenance will take place throughout the summer on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes run by St Mungo's Putting Down Roots.