The Underpass was the most complained about ‘grot-spot’ in Herne Hill. Years of relationship building with the site owners (Network and Southeastern Rail) and the local council (Lambeth) resulted in its successful redevelopment in 2018/9.
To complete the project, the Forum won an Aviva Community Fund award which allowed us to decorate the tunnel, install notice boards and art frames and cover a forty metre wall with a World Record breaking colour-by-numbers mural completed by 2,332 locals.
What we did
This was a long and complicated project. Over a period of five years, we:
This project exemplifies some of the Forum’s key objectives:
I regularly use this underpass – what was once a very unattractive space, will now be transformed. It’s great that this space can be celebrated and has been decorated especially by the children.
Mark Rylance, Actor
Mural Launch Press Release (pdf, 170Kb)