Clapham Common Gateway
This is Clapham has recently begun work to improve the green space by Clapham Common Tube Station following approval of the planning application in 2018.
The project seeks to improve this part of Clapham Common and create a new gateway and provide an area where people can spend short amounts of time to dwell.
The project has been designed by Clapham BID members Methodic Practice, an architect firm based in the Clapham North Arts Centre.
The project includes laying 17 tonnes of new topsoil and grass seed and using large granite kerbstones acquired from Hyde Park. The kerbs will be used to create pathways and raised beds. New seating will be created with oak sleepers laid on top of the granite and driven into the earth bund that surrounds the site.
Around 50 square meters of the site have been planted using a mix of shade tolerant woodland wildflowers.
The species of plants within the wildflower meadow include –
Bird’s foot Trefoil
Nettle Leaved Bellflower
Ox Eye Daisy
Perforate St John’s Wort
Wild Red Clover