TQ3377 : Burgess Park regeneration

taken 10 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

Burgess Park regeneration
Burgess Park regeneration
Burgess Park, in inner South London, has been developed over a site previously occupied by roads, housing, industry and the Surrey Canal. Development of the park had been somewhat haphazard, with some of the redundant roads left in place within the park.

In 2011/12, Burgess Park is being treated to extensive work to redesign and landscape it. Several disused roads are being removed altogether. This image shows what is left of Loncroft Road.

The park is due to reopen in June 2012.
Burgess Park

Burgess Park, in inner South East London, is unusual as it is a large park created on a "brownfield" site.

The area was previously occupied by streets, houses and light industry as well as a branch of the Surrey Canal. Plans to create a park here started in the 1940s. At the time, there was very little green open space in this part of inner city London.

The park gradually grew, but in rather haphazard fashion with decaying, abandoned roads still cutting into the park. In 2011-2012 the park closed for about a year so that major work could be done to regenerate the park.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 9 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Construction, Development 
Place (from Tags)
South East London  Burgess Park 
Near (from Tags)
Peckham  Camberwell  Walworth 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3339 7791 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0652N 0:4.8198W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3336 7789
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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