Public open spaces
When Sir Joseph Bazalgette implemented his visionary overhaul of London’s sewerage system more than 150 years ago, transforming public health, he also changed the look and character of the city with the creation of the Chelsea, Victoria and Albert Embankments.
Similarly, Tideway is creating new areas of public realm to connect the capital’s residents and visitors with the river more closely than is currently possible.
We will create three acres of new public realm along the route of the River Thames at seven different locations. Parts of the new spaces at Victoria and Chelsea Embankments and at King Edward Memorial Park will be ‘floodable’ at high tides, giving Londoners the first opportunity of its kind to dip their toe in what will be a cleaner River Thames.
We will also be opening up sections of the Thames Path currently closed to the public, and making improvements to the existing route where we can.