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Rethinking the Urban Landscape: OH Pocket Park

The east end of Derbyshire Street was a dead-end road with only one function – space for 12 car-parking bays. Despite the surrounding urban spaces being a hive of activity, the dead-end provided only an opportunity for anti-social behaviour and flytipping.

Landscape architect Luke Greysmith teamed up with John Ryan, CEO of the adjacent community and arts centre Oxford House, to explore the possibilities. This evolved into a partnership with local authority Tower Hamlets who had responsibility for the street and coincidentally had plans for a cycle lane through the space.

If you want to know what happened next, keep reading in the Building Centre website and watch this fantastic video about the project and all the life the Pocket Park has brought to Oxford House and to Bethnal Green!