A 6,000 sq m green space in the heart of Liverpool Street
Wondering what’s going on at Liverpool Street right now? This year we’re transforming Exchange Square into a ground-breaking 6,000 sq m green space in the heart of Broadgate.
Home to the magnificent Broadgate Venus by Fernando Botero, the new landscape is set to join London’s famous public parks with the introduction of a beautiful cascading water feature, extensive planting and mature trees as well as amphitheatre seating plus new retail and event spaces making it one of the biggest natural spaces in the city.
Health and wellbeing form a vital part of the £1.5 billion investment in Broadgate to create an environment that brings people together. Research commissioned by British Land shows that putting good design at the heart of urban development could lead to a substantial improvement in peoples’ mental health.
Creating a welcoming green oasis, this will be a space for the neighbourhood and local community to work, shop, drink and dine. It will also provide a diverse species of planting to encourage and nurture biodiversity, seven new bird boxes to attract nesting birds and much improved step-free access (a fundamental part of the new park’s design) to the area.
Head of Broadgate, David Lockyer, explains: “We're excited about the opportunity to create a new part at Broadgate that will help improve people's wellbeing and that can be enjoyed by all the community.” There will be better access routes and lighting throughout to ensure the new park in Exchange Square meets the needs of our customers and visitors throughout the year. Watch this space for updates.
Meet the people behind the new park in Exchange Square
Maylim are a market-leading external works contractor, who specialise in delivering world-class public spaces. They focus on adding value to the area; not only for clients, but also to provide benefit and value for neighbouring communities.
They work hard to ensure that surrounding local businesses are not jeopardised by the works and work to minimise disruption during the construction phase. They’re dedicated to working to the highest standards in regard to health and safety. They’re committed to wellbeing and mental health, environmental issues, sustainability and quality.
Social value engagement is treated with great importance at Maylim. Their support includes: local employment opportunities, sponsorship and neighbourhood improvement projects, school visits and engagement, work experience programmes and apprenticeship schemes.
To minimise the disruption to adjacent stakeholders, Maylim have produced a sequential and phased build out strategy to minimise the impact as far as possible. This takes into consideration seasonal usage of the site for outdoor seating and dining.
Maylim use a SMART waste monitoring system, this allows them to track their carbon footprint during the construction programme and use the data to look for greater efficiencies wherever possible.
Maylim would like to thank everyone for their patience and apologises for any inconvenience caused during the works at the new park in Exchange Square . Should you need to contact them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org