An update on Wood Street Plaza – the newly revamped public space in my neighbourhood that I wrote about last month. It has come alive in this hot weather. It is worth look closely at the genders, ages and ethnic backgrounds of the people in the above photo. How often do you see such a diverse mix of people sharing and enjoying the same public space?
A couple more images.
In a comment in the local paper – in response to a critical news piece – I said the square might just become Walthamstow’s beachfront. The remark was ridiculed by a subsequent commenter. Walking through the space yesterday afternoon, I felt vindicated.
I hear there are plans to put in some planting. This would definitely improve the main square, which feels quite harsh when there’s no-one in it. I will keep you posted.
Still, the new design is such an improvement. Here are some photos showing how it looked last summer (these were posted up on a fence).