Blackfriars Road

In a Zone 1 location, local opposition to the regeneration was a microcosm of London development issues

The regeneration of this former employment site in Blackfriars Circus, sitting in the heart of a key regeneration corridor between Elephant and Castle and the South Bank, presented a series of unique challenges.

With an active and engaged local residential community, supported by vocal heritage activists, the redevelopment of Blackfriars Road was subject to extensive scrutiny.

In a Zone 1 location, local opposition to the regeneration was a microcosm of London development issues around gentrification, affordable housing and the higher densities of modern developments.

With proposals comprising of 336 residential apartments and 40,000 sq.ft. of retail and office space, BECG was engaged to provide a comprehensive communications program over a period of two years. We delivered extensive engagement with a wide range of local amenity and campaign groups and wider public consultation, including the curation of an exhibition on-site in an arts studio, reaching hundreds of residents living around the southern end of Blackfriars Circus. BECG also undertook political outreach with local and senior administration figures, as well as created a consultation website, brochures, and all consultation materials

Planning permission granted in December 2014.

Client

Client

Barratt London

Location

Location

London Borough of Southwark