Love Shad Thames? You helped us count the ways! Saturday 18 June 2016
To tie in with London Festival of Architecture 2016 and its theme of Community, we held a Shad Thames tour with a difference. Nearly 30 enthusiasts gathered riverside at Cantina del Ponte for coffee, delicious snacks and an introduction to set the context. Then, using the Shad Thames Trail as a focus, we explored the area looking at developments from different periods, in different styles and performing different functions, with participants being encouraged to make notes about what they saw. We finished with more hospitality at Anise Gallery where visitors had a chance to give their feedback and exchange views about the area.
Many thanks to Cantina del Ponte and Anise Gallery for being such welcoming hosts and to everyone who came along. It was a great morning and provided very useful input for developing our local area vision.
Stakeholder Group AGM 10 May 2016
We celebrated STAMP’s second birthday at our AGM, kindly hosted by Conran and Partners in their Shad Thames office. It was great to meet in one of the spaces that signalled the ambitious regeneration of the area begun by Sir Terence Conran in the 1980s.
We welcomed some 20 people, including local businesses, local residents, one of our Riverside Ward councillors, and a senior representative from Southwark Council who was a key player in creating the framework for STAMP. Focusing on the bigger picture, we had an update on the STAMP Management Plan (approved by the Council in April 2014 – you can download a copy from our Resources page below). Team London Bridge also gave a presentation on their London Bridge Plan which is closely aligned with what we are trying to achieve in the Shad Thames area. We discussed refining our vision for the area, as well as on-going developments including the Magistrates Court hotel; Tower Bridge Piazza; Shad Thames Streets Project; departure of the Design Museum at the end of June; and the Tower Bridge Road pedestrian crossing.
The next Stakeholder Group meeting will be on Tuesday 19 July at Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, SE1 2PU.