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PROJECTS

Above: The new, revitalised Edmund Street. left: Mature trees, gardens and park areas have been incorporated into the design to create a lush, welcoming space.

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Queens road As part of the council’s plan to rationalise its use of office space, previously unoccupied accommodation opposite Queens Road station is being developed to house council departments in the centre of Southwark. Starting with the establishment of the main headquarters in Tooley Street in 2009, the plan will release £50 million in capital receipts for investment in council priorities. It will also reduce the costs of the council’s ageing operational estate, improving conditions for customers and staff, while reducing the carbon footprint. Queens Road (below) will provide a base for staff in the centre of the borough with excellent transport connections, including the Overground link due to arrive at Queens Road station next door in autumn 2012. The first moves were due to take place during August 2012, when operational staff groups including health and community services, housing and community safety were being brought together for the first time. As well as efficient property management, sharing accommodation should also present new opportunities for joined up working.

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Southwark #9  

A high profile, high-quality business publication, Southwark magazine covers every aspect of Southwark Council's 12 year development program...

Southwark #9  

A high profile, high-quality business publication, Southwark magazine covers every aspect of Southwark Council's 12 year development program...