|Lower Marsh Regeneration Project|
A major redevelopment scheme has recently been announced for Lower Marsh and the surrounding area. The Lower Marsh Regeneration project will focus on a programme of physical improvements to the public realm which will open up the historic shopping street, enhance its appeal to pedestrians, boost local trade and improve linkages with the successful South Bank.
Lying behind Waterloo station, Lower Marsh is hidden away with access from the north limited to approaches via a confusing array of streets and tunnels. The Regeneration Project will improve walking routes to aid the flow of pedestrian movement in and around the area, with the ultimate goal of helping local trade to thrive once again.
The Lower Marsh Regeneration Project is being led by Lambeth Council with a steering group comprising of key local stakeholders. Waterloo Quarter BID has taken on the responsibility for public consultation as a means of ensuring that the views of all of the users of the street, be it businesses or residents, are taken into consideration during the redevelopment. The project will run in parallel with the previously mentioned plans to outsource the management of the Lower Marsh market to a commercial operator.