The 12th edition of Southwark magazine has been published.
Southwark was the first magazine ever produced by contract publisher 3Fox International, which works with local authorities to promote their regeneration strategies. The first edition was released in 2004, featuring news on regeneration and development in the London borough.
During the following decade, the borough’s skyline has changed drastically, not least because of the completion of Renzo Piano’s The Shard at London Bridge. Some of the capital’s major regeneration projects can be found in the borough, such as the overhaul of the Aylesbury estate and the redevelopment of Elephant and Castle. The new edition of Southwark reviews all the latest on the borough’s many schemes.
Feature articles include a look at Southwark’s hotels, such as the luxury offers of the Mondrian London and the Shangri-La at The Shard. Sport and leisure is another focus, with news on the council’s investment in sport and leisure facilities and its free gym and swim scheme for residents. Homegrown sporting legends Rio Ferdinand and David Haye also feature.
Leader of Southwark Council, Peter John, said: “Southwark is now recognised as the most exciting and vibrant quarter of central London. Regeneration also leads to investment in community facilities, creating a fairer future for all.”
The cover, featuring Southwark's Mondrian Hotel, as well as images throughout the magazine, was shot by architectural specialist, Peter Durant.
A new website for the local community, which explains the council's plans for the regeneration of Old Kent Road, has been launched