Sayer Street is part of the wider urban regeneration in Elephant & Castle that BD designed from concept in December 2018 through to completion in ? 2020. To deliver the scheme BD worked in collaboration with Jan Kattein Architects, engineers HRW and lighting designer Michael Grubb.
The challenge was to design 1/2 a high street on a strip of land, only 4m wide and 100m long. The design brief was to create a meanwhile street that has a unique sense of place and authenticity within the local community and provides opportunity for activation and discovery throughout the day.
The outcome is a contemporary reinterpretation of the high street which complements a carefully curated food and beverage offer that recently opened on the opposite retail parade. It’s playful and vibrant ‘jungle’ planting palette, full of tall palms, leafy grasses and winding climbers creates an immersive experience and green oasis against the urban jungle backdrop.