Camden improving Tolmer’s Square for the benefit of the community
Camden council is scheduled to begin improvement works on Tolmer’s Square on Monday 1 March, making this public space safer, brighter and more accessible for residents and visitors.
“I am pleased that we will be able to shortly start works on the improvements at Tolmer’s Square.
“We know that the last year has been challenging for all our residents as we continue to deal with the ongoing pandemic, particularly for those living near to the HS2 works, and therefore access to quality open spaces is vital for our communities.
“A number of green space assurances were previously secured from HS2 to help mitigate against the loss of open space and the impact of the construction works.
“Whilst these don’t make up for the loss of open space in the area because of HS2, it’s important we make the most of the spaces we do have. This project will help create a greener and more welcoming space for the community to enjoy. We look forward to the completion of the works in the spring, enabling residents to enjoy the improvements for years to come.”
These works are being funded through assurances Camden has secured from HS2. Other sites we are planning improvements to include Munster Square, Clarence Gardens, Cumberland Market, Ampthill Square Estate, Hope Gardens and Churchway Estate.
In early 2019 the council and its partner Groundwork London consulted with local residents and businesses to ask what improvements they wanted to see in Tolmer’s Square.
The key aims of the improvements are to make the space safer, brighter and more accessible through better planting and surfacing while retaining its character as a quiet green open space in Euston.
Improvements include an extended lawn area, new attractive shade tolerant planting around the perimeter of the lawn and in the existing raised planters, rain garden with a boardwalk and new improved surfaces.
"Two hectares of public green space will be lost during the HS2 construction – the size of three football pitches.
“More now than ever during this unprecedented global pandemic, we recognise the importance of having access to good quality green spaces. These are important to local communities because they improve health and wellbeing, and the character of an area, as well as creating habitats for wildlife and benefitting the environment.”