Our goal at South Quay Plaza is to demonstrate how the next generation of tall buildings can be friendly and successful places where people from all backgrounds share a great quality of life.
A far-reaching community strategy has been developed for this site, drawing on a detailed review of best practice in high rise buildings. This strategy has influenced building design, estate management and public realm treatments, and will include a proactive approach to encouraging links between neighbours.
South Quay Plaza will include a series of generous and adaptable communal spaces where residents of all tenures can mix, meet and take part in a broad range of activities. At ground level there will be more public event spaces, a public art trail and a children's play area set among 2.5 acres of inviting landscaped gardens.
A dedicated community organiser will help establish social events and set up a community organisation and online networks. There will also be a small grants fund for resident-led initiatives and large scale annual events which establish new traditions for this part of Marsh Wall.