Bedford Hill Place launch
The charity Centrepoint has benefited from generous Balham residents and visitors for raising funds at a charity collection at the official launch of the Bedford Hill Place public space.
The launch and charity collection was held in December at the Balham’s Christmas Lights event, declaring Bedford Hill Place officially open.Event revellers donated towards Christmas treats kindly offered by Metropolitan Workshop, Samuel Estates, Dee Light Bakery, The Bedford and The Balham Partnership.
The new public space has been created in a disused area next to Sainsbury’s car park and has provided shoppers with a seating area and events venue.
It is just part of the transformation of Balham over the past few years, including the pedestrianisation of Hildreth Street and the installation of new paving and lighting in the popular market street.
In addition, public artworks have been created in Balham High Road, including the transformation of the “Ugly Wall” next to Waitrose car park, with the art installation, “The Music of Architecture,” the ‘Balham green’ branded tiled frieze under the Balham railway bridge. The architectural works and curated artworks won a 2016 Wandsworth Design Award. With many thanks to Metropolitan Workshop (architects) Modus Operandi (curators), Tod Hanson (artist), The Balham Partnership/ Enable (contributors and oversight) and Wandsworth Council and the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund (financing). We hope to see you there again soon enjoying the space and events.