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Community is at the heart of Bankside Yards

Looking to the future with sustainable initiatives and affordable housing, whilst honouring the past and historic legacy of the site.

Bankside Yards ‘hypermixity’ of uses will contribute actively to the local community and economy. And its location at a nexus of London’s multi-modal transport network will encourage green and active travel, improving wellbeing and air quality.

London’s definitive cultural neighbourhood - Where people, business and the environment can thrive.

Historic Timeline

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1607

The first recorded frost fair on the River Thames. There were football pitches, bowling matches, fruit sellers, shoemakers, barbers... and even a pub or two.

1760

Blackfriars Bridge opens, the first bridge across the Thames at this location was completed to pioneering designs by Robert Mylne, the Edinburgh-born engineer and architect.

1860

The London, Chatham and Dover Railway Company contracted Joseph Cubitt and others in 1860 to design and build a new railway station to connect southern counties with the City of London – Blackfriars Bridge – which opened in 1864.

1891

The Bankside Power Station supplied electricity from 1891 to 1981. Originally a coal-fired power station until a new more efficient and less polluting oil-fired plant was built between 1947 and 1963.

2020

Construction is underway to restore and connect the lost intersection between the South Bank and Bankside for the first time in 150 years.

1864

The brick arches that stood underneath the tracks were all that remained after Blackfriars Bridge and Goods Depot was demolished in 1864. The arches were closed off and deralict from this date.

2024

The 14 grand arches will be transformed as part of the regeneration of the River Thames South Bank. And will be home to a carfeully curated set of independent restaurants, bars and retail.

Environmentally considered

Asset 77

Commercial building Arbor is being built with the future in mind

Bankside Yards is a place for the future, designed to deliver environmental, social and economic sustainability.

3.3 acres

Public space in Bankside Yards

80%+

Construction waste diverted from landfill

97%+

Demolition waste diverted from landfill

327

Easily accessible cycle parking on-site

45%

Higher carbon reduction than building standards

100%

Carbon neutral operation on completion

Bankside Yards will be a smart, connected estate, powered by sustainable electricity. Its low-energy buildings and extensive open space are designed to enhance accessibility, wellness and biodiversity.

Smart, clean and green. Urban greenery at Bankside Yards

Opportunities for the local community

Affordable houses

Bankside Yards will deliver more than 300 affordable homes throughout Southwark and on-site. Building 8, seen here, will provide forty high-quality affordable homes designed with the elegance and attention to detail of all homes in Bankside Yards.

Local employment

With more than 50,000 sq ft of space for independent retail, restaurant and amenities in the restored railway arches, and 20,000 sq ft of new cultural space, new job opportunities will be created across many different sectors. And, Bankside Yards will provide 6,400 sq ft of affordable workspace for entrepreneurs.

Construction jobs

Native Land and construction partners Multiplex are working together to offer local employment opportunities onsite at Bankside Yards for more than 350 local residents. A mix of workplace schemes and apprenticeships are being offered to Southwark residents via local community groups. There are also construction learning programmes being offered through local schools. Visit banksideyardscommunity.co.uk for further information.