Bernie Spain Gardens

Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s

Bernie Spain Gardens

Waterloo, England SE1, United Kingdom

Created By: SE1 Stories


These gardens are one of the positive outcomes of the long fight (the Coin Street campaign) to prevent offices being built on the derelict land on Waterloo's riverside. The site previously housed the Eldorado ice cream factory which had become derelict. The gardens are part of a 13 acre site which includes Oso Tower Wharf, Gabriel's Wharf, the riverside walkway and the co-operative homes around the gardens. The sites were transferred to Coin Street Community Builders by the Greater London Council in 1984. Carry on into the park, the housing on the right is the Palm Co-operative, another of the victories in the campaign for social housing instead of offices.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s


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