Boundary Gardens bandstand gets renovated much to the joy of music lovers

Bandstand at Arnold Circus
Bandstand at Arnold Circus

Boundary Gardens in Shoreditch, East London, or Arnold Circus as it’s better known, has had its legendary Grade II listed timber bandstand renovated for its 100th anniversary.

Work to the area also included improvements to the surrounding pathways, railings and lighting. Planting has been undertaken in order to help improve biodiversity in the area while a rainwater harvesting system was installed to sustain the plants. A new power supply was added to facilitate future community events.

Spontaneous events have already started to pop up as buskers have taken to the restored landscape and the stage in what is being coined ‘Bandstand Busking’. The bandstand at Arnold Circus, like many others in London, have seen not only buskers performing, but even bands recording live music sessions while fans sit back, relax and take it in.

LDA Design assisted Tower Hamlets Council, to deliver this revitalisation of Arnold Circus, which was the garden for one of the world’s first social housing estates, aiming to preserve this historic meeting place for future generations to enjoy.

Andrew Harland, partner at LDA Design, said: “We are delighted that our regeneration of this much loved amenity has given Arnold Circus a new lease of life and this circular garden can once again be enjoyed by the local community. We led a very successful tour of the gardens for Open House London in September which demonstrates the local popularity of Arnold Circus.”



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