Published: 27 January 2020
A planning application has been submitted by London Borough of Bexley as part of the Greater Erith Regeneration programme, to renovate Pier Square, the area at the entrance to Erith Pier. The project will create a public area that provides space for leisure and play, where local people can better enjoy the space and its unique views of the Thames.
If plans are approved the newly renovated public space will also be used as a venue for community events and festivals with new landscaping, seating and lighting.
The Council has worked closely with architects BDP and landowner Morrisons on the new draft design for Pier Square which will transform it to a more attractive space to spend time. The designs incorporate comments made by local people during a public consultation held in April 2019.
The planning application also sets out plans to appoint an artist or designer to develop creative space or a series of artworks that will add to Pier Square. Students from The Cass School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University will help to develop the brief for this creative opportunity and will be part of the selection panel. The students studied Erith’s history and regeneration potential during 2018. Their work culminated in an exhibition at The Exchange in 2019.
A decision on the plans for Pier Square is expected in the Spring. The planning application can be viewed here.