Hercules Road Healthy Street Improvements


Hercules Road

Lambeth Council and We Are Waterloo BIDS have collaborated to deliver a design proposal for SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) and green spaces on Hercules Road. The proposal is to build bio-retention gardens, in new highway build outs to be located on existing carriageway and parking bay locations. This is for the purpose of improving the borough’s resilience to climate change (flood, heat, and biodiversity risks) in line with the kerbside strategy, whilst supporting transformation of the street.

Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are drainage solutions that provide an alternative to the direct channelling of surface water through networks of pipes and sewers to nearby watercourses. By mimicking natural drainage regimes, SuDS aim to reduce surface water flooding, improve water quality, and enhance the amenity and biodiversity value of the environment.

 We are also proposing the following:

  • Provision of more greening and tree planting
  • Introduction of places to sit and rest
  • Introduction of informal play equipment such as boulders.
Proposal: kerbside development with the introduction of SuDS, greenery, informal play equipment and places to stop and rest
Proposal: sketch of plan view

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