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Waterloo Bench

Waterloo Bench

Location Waterloo

In collaboration with our neighbour St John’s Church, we set out to deliver an installation combining local history, community and architecture in response to both the London Festival of Architecture’s theme of Memory and the church’s own Waterloo Festival.

Waterloo Bench echoes the curves of Waterloo Bridge, which was designed by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and opened in 1945.

The original bridge, once known as the Strand Bridge and opened 200 years ago on 18 June 1817, suffered scour damage from increased river flow after the Old London Bridge was demolished.

As well as being a gift to our neighbour in celebration of the bridge's bicentenary, the bench formed part of our London Festival of Architecture 2017 contribution and can now be found in the churchyard under the mosaic frieze reading: “All may have if they dare try a glorious life or grave”.

Read more about the bench design, fabrication and installation.

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