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Arbor Bankside Yards New Public Realm Complete

Bankside Yards

Developed by Native Land, Bankside Yards opens up a previously inaccessible part of central London. The first phase, Arbor, focuses on 14 historical railway arches, creating a new public realm called Invicta Plaza. The recently completed high-quality public realm connects Bankside and the Southbank for the first time in over a century.

Multiplex assumed the role of Principal Contractor, with Gillespies leading the landscape architecture. The residential-led mixed-use scheme, designed by PLP Architecture, occupies the former Sampson and Ludgate House site in Southwark, close to Blackfriars station.

Maylim’s work for phase one included opening access under the railway and establishing east-west pedestrian routes. Our scope of work also involved groundworks, drainage, balustrades, bespoke feature benches, and lighting installations—notably, the project integrated water-sensitive blue roof systems to manage water resources sustainably.

The completion of Bankside Yards represents a transformative moment for the area. Rejuvenating this underutilised space into a lively cultural hub fosters connections and enriches the London experience for residents and visitors.

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