Local residents and community groups have been asked to help choose the design for a new sculpture in Thamesmead funded by Cory Environmental Trust in Britain.
The sculpture will be installed on the southern side of the Eastern Way Footbridge, which connects north and south Thamesmead. The aim is to produce a colourful and eye-catching focal piece which will also help pedestrians and cyclists find their way.
Three striking design ideas have been produced by landscape architects, MeiLoci, following a creative workshop with local youth and community groups based at The Link Thamesmead in November last year.
Participants at the workshop were asked to think about what the sculpture could look like, and suggested words and images they thought represented Thamesmead. They also used a range of artistic techniques to produce models.
Designs can be viewed here and votes cast here.
The vote will close on Friday 28 February. The chosen design will be announced in April and installed later in the year.
The sculpture is part of wider plans to improve the Eastern Way Footbridge. CETB funding of £100,000 funding has been secured to provide coloured architectural lighting, repaint the bridge and clear overgrown vegetation.
The improvements will make the bridge a more welcoming space, and provide improved connections to key sites including Thamesmead town centre, Abbey Wood station and The Link Thamesmead.
The project has been developed in partnership by the London Borough of Bexley, Peabody Group and Trust Thamesmead (Opens in a new window).