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Take A Break At Our Spruced Up George’s Park

Refurbishment works are now complete at our pocket park, George’s Park, offering the perfect spot for you to enjoy an open-air lunch or take a tranquil break from your desk, with extra seating, new greenery featuring air-purifying varieties of plants and the whole space thoroughly spruced up after a jet-washing. The refurbishment work was possible thanks to Westminster City Council’s Open Spaces Greener Places programme, which is working to provide attractive and accessible outdoor areas in London’s post-Covid recovery.

Greening projects in urban areas, like George’s Park, are crucial to improving air quality, helping our wellbeing and mitigating the effects of climate change in cities. These positive effects are shown in a recent report from Cross River Partnership, which offers practical guidance showing the business case for and value of greening.

The Coronavirus pandemic as well as the effects of climate change have renewed appreciation of green spaces, and the study reports that in spring 2020 two thirds of those living in London agreed that ‘protecting and enhancing green spaces should be a higher priority after the lockdown’. Almost half of respondents reported visiting green spaces more since the start of lockdown in London – significantly higher than the national average of just over one third (35%), making investment in green infrastructure a critical requirement for the future of our urban spaces. You can read the full report here, which was developed as part of CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday project, a Mayor of London Air Quality Fund initiative.

George’s Park is a partnership between The Portman Estate and Derwent London which was opened in 2018. We also look forward to bringing back our popular food and coffee pop-ups to the space very soon, so watch this space!

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