George’s Park Mural Launch
5 December 2022
Last Wednesday saw the launch event of the mural that has recently been installed on an adjacent brick wall to George’s Park, our pocket park located close to the corner of Baker Street and George Street. Representatives attended from Baker Street Quarter Partnership, The Portman Estate and Westminster City Council, including Councillor Geoff Barraclough, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, who gave a speech to mark the launch along with our Chief Executive, Penny Alexander.
The flora and fauna-inspired mural, designed by artist Alice Roche Barton, catches the eye of passers-by and brightens the outdoor space that was originally created in 2018 and has since become a valued spot for respite and relaxation, with trees and plants to encourage wildlife and biodiversity.
The mural project came about as a collaboration project by The Portman Estate and Baker Street Quarter Partnership in supporting the enhancement of public realm in the community, with additional funding from Westminster City Council’s Open Spaces Greener Places programme. As part of the development process, we consulted local community stakeholders including residents and workers, through online sketch workshops and an outdoor pop-up exhibition, ensuring the street art installation complements Marylebone’s community and identity.
You can find out more about our past projects to improve the public realm here.