But, as local people have told us, there are still improvements needed in public areas around neighbourhood. So over the next few years, pedestrian routes, play facilities, lighting and local amenities will be our focus.
Good Growth Fund
The ‘Good Growth Fund’ project will transform the 1970s buildings and spaces underneath flyovers into flexible spaces which will be able to host a range of services including: community meetings, activities and events, flexible and affordable enterprise space and space for skills and training.
We've been working right across the Moorings to improve the area and these are some of our projects:
- Claridge Way – we supported local residents to organise a street party in June 2016 where we officially changed the name of the Wayleave Path (also known as the Black Path), which runs alongside The Moorings, to Claridge Way after Ted Claridge (1925-2011) – a supporter of local organisations for more than three decades. The name was chosen by local residents. We’re now about to start a co-design landscape/play project alongside the path. See the Claridge Way project website.
- Byron Close Arches - We have completed a project to transform the arches along Byron Close. Working with Alphabetical, who previously designed signage for The Link Thamesmead and installed by local production company KD Productions, the design of the façade was created with input from the local community who wanted the theme to reflect the wildlife and nature which is all around Thamesmead.
- Booth Close ball court - we’re enhancing the ball court near Booth Close, creating better facilities for basketball and 5-a-side football.
- Arnott Close Underpass– Students from the Woolwich Polytechnic and young people from Hawksmoor Youth Club are working together to create a new art and lighting design to transform an underpass between Arnott Close and Claridge Way in the Moorings. The students, working with local Thamesmead artist Sam Skinner, are aiming to make the underpass feel welcoming with their vibrant art design and safer will new lighting.
- Arnott Close Public Canal Space - an inaccessible canal side space will be enhanced with new planting, paving and new accessible access.
- Hawksmoor Youth Club (bike racks) - Peabody worked in partnership with Moorings Cllrs, Hawksmoor Youth Club and London Met Architecture students to design and install bike racks outside the youth club. A group of young people at Hawksmoor Youth Club worked through the design process with local graffiti artist Cieron @ C-THAT and everyone pitched in to paint the final design.
To find out more or if you would like to get involved in future projects in the Moorings please contact [email protected]