9 July 2019

Forsters advise on The Tide - London's High Line

A new elevated walkway and park opened to the public on Greenwich Peninsula on 5 July. Known as The Tide, it is billed as London’s first ever “riverside linear park” and will offer a new route to the Thames and The Jetty cultural space, forming part of Knight Dragon’s comprehensive redevelopment of Greenwich Peninsula.

Designed with well-being in mind, The Tide will bring a new and innovative public realm for London with landscaped trails for running, walking and meditation alongside public art installations, including sculptures by Damien Hirst.

Forsters advise on The Tide - London's High Line

The first of The Tide’s five kilometres has been created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro – co-designers of the Manhattan’s iconic High Line working in collaboration with Neiheiser Argyros. It will lift off from Peninsula Square outside the O2 Arena, cross over TfL assets associated with the Jubilee Line, pass between two of the residential towers on Upper Riverside before running south along the Thames Path. The walkway will be punctuated with landscaping and viewing platforms giving expansive views across the Peninsula and the Thames.

To celebrate the opening Knight Dragon is hosting a two week Turning Tides festival, open to the public, on 5-7 and 10-12 July. The festival features live music, performance art, film viewings and well-being activities - to find out more, click here.

In order to help bring The Tide to fruition, Forsters advised Knight Dragon on all legal aspects including structuring the legal arrangements with the GLA and TfL as well advising on the development and subsequent use and maintenance of the walkway.

Forsters advise on The Tide - London's High Line

Commercial Real Estate partner Ben Brayford led on the development and property aspects with construction advice provided by partner and head of Construction Sarah Cook. Planning advice was provided by partner Victoria Du Croz assisted by Lauren Archer.

Forsters is the retained advisor to Knight Dragon in relation to its comprehensive redevelopment and regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula. The £8.4 billion scheme will provide 15,750 residential units alongside 23,000 sq m of retail and restaurants, nearly 60,000 sq m of offices, 36,000 sq m of hotel space, 38,000 sq m of education facilities and an iconic transport interchange in place of the existing North Greenwich tube station.

Forsters advise on The Tide - London's High Line

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