Moor Lane Garden

The Moor Lane Community Garden

The Moor Lane Community Garden will be a new temporary installation that aims to increase the provision of green space in Moor Lane.

About the design

Developed through a co-design approach with the local community, the installation responds to the area’s design and history whilst exploring new and exciting ways to green our streets. Following a series of collaborative workshops, the design takes inspiration from the iconic architecture of the Barbican and London Wall.

As well as responding to the need for additional greening in the area, the design will be a test bed for elements of a future landscaping proposal for Moor Lane, which will aim to provide more biodiversity and tree-planting.

The scheme will also include a new poetry commission, creating additional site-specific content for the enjoyment of passers-by. This element is currently being developed and will launch at a later date in Spring 2021.  

The installation will stay in place until the permanent scheme for Moor Lane is ready to be implemented, which will be upon completion of the 21 Moorfields development. At this point the planters will be re-homed in other public spaces in the local area creating a long lasting and verdant legacy.

The project is a collaboration between the City of London Corporation, Culture Mile and Wayward. The design process involved local community and resident groups, which were invaluable to the project’s realisation.

Installation

The installation will start the week commencing 28th September and is expected to be completed the week commencing 5th October.

The scheme will be installed by Wayward. The works will take place during the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8am-6pm, any noisy works would be planned between 8am-10am and 12noon-2pm

- Saturday: 9am-2pm

The poetry commission element will be developed through a series of creative workshops with the local community. This is planned to launch in Spring 2021.

Feedback

Once installed, there will be opportunities to provide feedback on the scheme through an online survey. We would love you hear your thoughts on this project, as this will inform the design of the future permanent scheme.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with us by email: citypublicrealm@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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