Next Stakeholder Group meeting (AGM) – Tuesday 4 June 2019, 18.30-20.30
We will once again be holding our AGM at the Conran offices, 22 Shad Thames, SE1 2YU. Once we conclude our business, there’ll be time for refreshments and chatting with neighbours in this beautiful space. If you live or work in or near the Shad Thames area and would like to join our Stakeholder Group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Borders of Shad Thames: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Saturday 8 June 2019, 10.30-12.30
For the sixth year in a row we will be part of the London Festival of Architecture, whose 2019 theme is boundaries. Our event will explore how the clear borders surrounding Shad Thames heighten its distinctive character. To the north and east we have water – the River Thames and St Saviours Dock. The waterside location led to Shad Thames becoming a centre for warehousing and brewing from the 18th century onwards, which has left an impressive architectural legacy and some great views. By contrast, the west and south edges are bounded by busy roads; yet immediately you turn your back on them, Shad Thames has the intimacy of a village.
We begin at The Dixon Hotel (211 Tooley Street, SE1 2JX) with refreshments and an introduction to the area, where we also hear about converting this former Magistrates Court into a leading-edge hotel. We then explore the area on foot, stopping at Tower Bridge Court (TBC) to learn about the planned refurbishment of this massive office building. Continuing our walk, we look at private and public spaces along the streets and waterside, ending at Anise Gallery on Shad Thames.
This event is free and no booking is required – just turn up and you will be very welcome!
Part of the London Festival of Architecture 2019