Our 105 Victoria Street project was transformed last week to provide space for the Find Alternative Social Strategy Launch. Three basketball courts were introduced with exhibition games provided by the George Goldstone Charity, the UK’s largest non-profit charity dedicated to inspiring people to play and connect through the 3×3 game. The event also supported local charities Westminster Wheels, Grey Coat Hospital School and the Abbey Centre with the mission for the project’s ESG strategy to “find alternative” ways of manifesting values for the local community.
On Thursday, attendees brought along donations of goods for the Abbey Centre’s Community Pantry and also made donations of time or money to the donation drop box supporting the charities involved whilst hearing about the project’s goals from Bentall Greenoak’s Development Director, Alexander Morris. Friday saw nearly 1,000 students from the Grey Coat School attend site to take part in basketball coaching sessions. On completion, the project will provide a multi-sports facility for the community that will be used by the school for PE lessons.
In collaboration with 1-5 Victoria Trust and as part of the social strategy launch at 105 Victoria Street, we will be installing a living wall at the local Grey Coat School. The introduction of the “green wall” will provide a natural barrier to the road noise generated from increased traffic when events around parliament require road diversions.
Director Steven May commented: “The social strategy launch at 105 Victoria Street is an innovative event providing the opportunity to raise awareness of the project’s aims to bring people together and create positive change whilst actively protecting the environment.”