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Waterloo – station; destination; shared aspiration.

28 June 2023

18:00 -20:00

This event will focus on the fascinating area of Waterloo and the response of its diverse communities to its constant evolution.
The proposed Station Masterplan represents a fantastic opportunity to improve the experience of passengers passing through this busy transport hub, but how will this, and other major developments, integrate with and enhance the experiences of the people who inhabit, rather than just pass through, this unusual part of London?
With a rich arts scene, independent businesses, an engaged and active resident population and a growing commercial offer through new developments by the station, Waterloo’s richness is in its diversity. A new placemaking strategy is attempting to harness this. However, its physical layout has also held it back, with the station itself providing a natural block to movement and investment.
Our panel discussion will explore the opportunities on offer and how to establish common ground to ensure everyone benefits.

Chair: Helen Santer, Build Studios
Panellists: Natalie Raben, WeAreWaterloo BID; Tara Gbolade, Gbolade Design Studios; Kirsten Lees, Grimshaw; Alessia Montero, Lambeth Council; Alice Jardine, Stanhope Plc; Felicity Maries, local resident and formerly Oasis Waterloo.

£5/£3 ticket (includes alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink at bar)
£2 concessions (includes non-alcoholic drink at the bar)

We have a number of free tickets available for charities/social enterprises and people for whom the event would otherwise be unaffordable. Please contact to request a free ticket.

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26 Leake Street

7 Addington Street, London

The venue is best accessed via the graffiti tunnel in Leake Street, underneath Waterloo Station. Access via Lower Marsh or York Road.

Exit Waterloo station via the South Bank entrance or Waterloo Bridge entrance (both Near Platforms 20-24).
Walk down York Road towards Westminster bridge.
Turn left on to Leake Street by the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Education Centre
The venue (Arch 26) is 170 Yards into the Leake Street Arches (“Banksy Tunnel”).

Nearest station: Waterloo


Wheelchair accessible
Accessible toilet

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