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In pictures: A slip-road flyover transformed

Plans by Saville Jones Architects for a youth centre slotted into empty spaces under a London flyover have won government funding

The £5 million Southern Arches scheme in Thamesmead, funded through the myplace programme, will convert ten arches under the Harrow Manor Way flyover. Each will house a different sporting or cultural facility.

‘The physical “Arches” space is defined by the supporting concrete structure created by the fly-over,’ said practice director Haydn Jones.

‘This undeveloped land, typically found in urban areas, is often neglected and abused. However, it presents a unique opportunity in which to explore both the needs of the community and how their requirements can be fundamentally embodied in a youth focused facility.’

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