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Atkins unveils Lower Marsh regeneration project

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Atkins has revealed these images of its £3 million scheme to redevelop Lower Marsh behind Waterloo train station in south London

The project aims to increase access to the street from the nearby rail terminus, revamping its junctions with The Cut and Westminster Bridge Road. Pocket parks and reducing street clutter.

Peter Heath, Atkins’ public realm specialist, explained: ‘This is an exciting opportunity to improve one of central London’s lesser-known, historic places, adjacent Waterloo Station.

‘It offers the chance to restore the historic character of the area, with a partnership of interests, integrating contemporary design of viable functions with sensitivity.’

Nigel Haselden, deputy cabinet member for sustainability and transport at Lambeth Council, said: ‘This is a tremendous opportunity to make Lower Marsh the top-quality environment that its residents, businesses and visitors deserve. Once the scheme is complete, this key neighbourhood will feature less cluttered footways, improved lighting, new green spaces and a thriving market.’

Lower Marsh has been the site of a market for the past 150 years and the area also hosted the world’s first circus, it is claimed.

Neighbouring Leake Street’s subterranean ‘graffiti tolerant zone’ which is home to the Old Vic Tunnels performance space will be unaffected by the development, it has been confirmed.

The redevelopment is funded by Section 106 payments from nearby projects.

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