A community organisation in Borough wants input from local people on plans for the final phase of work on a sports facility.
Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) has gained funding from Southwark Council to add a new building and extra sports facilities for Marlborough Sports Garden on Union Street, just off Borough High Street.
The new plans, drawn up with architects Cullinan Studio, include plants and trees to increase shade and combat pollution, seating for spectators, a café – and climbable walls with slides down the other side.
Jack Harrison, Sports Development Manager at BOST said: “We are excited to work with Cullinan Studio and Southwark Council to complete the final phase of the Marlborough Sports Garden.
“Through the project, we aim to support the health and well-being of local residents by creating a sustainable, attractively designed and well-managed community space.
“The refurbishment will focus on the needs of local children and young people, making it easier for them to eat well, exercise more and develop a love for and proficiency in many sports.”
Kevin Goh of Cullinan Studio said: “We are delighted to be working with BOST and the community on this wonderful project.
“At a time where people’s connection with the outdoors and nature has never been more important, the Marlborough Sports Garden will provide an exciting inclusive space that will encourage people of all ages and abilities to engage with sport to improve their health and well-being.”
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