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Leake Street Arches
Area regeneration

Date
2015

Location
London Borough of Lambeth

Client
London and Continental Railways (LCR)

Category
Masterplanning
Area regeneration


Soundings was appointed by LCR in May 2015, to facilitate a process of community involvement and local stakeholder engagement on the development proposals for the Leake Street Arches in Waterloo.

Discussions with local stakeholders and residents were carried out between February and April 2015 by LCR. Following this, Soundings managed the public and stakeholder consultation on the proposals through 1-to-1 meetings with local stakeholders, amenity groups and neighbours; pop-up events; pop-up exhibitions and interaction with graffiti artists in the tunnel.

Soundings held additional 1-to-1 meetings in June and July 2015 to introduce the project to local organisations and graffiti artists, to gather feedback on the outline proposals, and to become acquainted with the area and its specific qualities.

The pop-up events and exhibitions in July 2015 informed the wider neighbourhood and enabled people to view and discuss the proposed scheme directly with the project team.

Throughout the consultation process many ideas for ongoing involvement were proposed, from a range of sources representing the wealth of creative thinking and motivation in the local community to celebrate and integrate existing and new communities.

After our engagement with the community, a detailed planning application was submitted by Lambeth Council in August 2015, with the development being completed in September 2017.