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Jubilee Gardens

Jubilee Gardens

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Wood Street
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EN5 4AZ
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About Park Group
The Jubilee Gardens Trust is a registered charity (number 1137514) which brings together neighbouring landowners, local businesses and community representatives to manage and maintain Jubilee Gardens to the highest standards and for the long term.

Upon practical completion of the redevelopment project on 31 May 2012, the Trust took over responsibility for managing and maintaining the Gardens from Southbank Centre. The Jubilee Gardens Trust was formed in 2008 and the full Board was established in early 2011.

The Trust comprises up to 16 Trustees drawn from organisations representing local residents, local businesses, adjacent landowners and up to four individuals co-opted by the Trust Board. Ted Inman, former CEO of South Bank Employers’ Group, is Chair of Jubilee Gardens Trust.
Jubilee Gardens is a landscaped park on London’s South Bank with mature trees, lawns and an enclosed adventure playground for children aged up to 11 years old.
The park first appeared on the public radar in 1951 when it was the site of the Festival of Britain’s prime building, the Dome of Discovery, as well as its striking temporary landmark: the Skylon. When these temporary buildings were dismantled the site became a car park. It remained so until 1977 when a park was laid out for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. The construction of the Jubilee Line extension and of the Golden Jubilee Bridges led to the deterioration of the gardens, which have since been put under even greater pressure as South Bank has become recognised as a top tourist destination attracting some 25m visits a year. The recent transformation of the Gardens has been managed by an innovative partnership, the Jubilee Gardens Project Board comprising of Lambeth Council, Southbank Centre, previous owner of Jubilee Gardens, the Jubilee Gardens Trust, which is responsible for the management and maintenance of the Gardens, and Transport for London, which provided funding towards the project on behalf of the Mayor.

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