Portobello Square fete celebrates better community connections from new street

Photo for Portobello street fete storyResidents of Portobello Square celebrated the re-connection of their new homes to the wider Kensington community with a street fete on Sunday 26 June 2016.

350 attendees were entertained by music and a variety of live performers, and played fun traditional street games. The event was a joint collaboration with local community organisation The Venture Centre to showcase all of the great services and activities available on the doorstep.

The focus of the celebration was Bonchurch Road, which is the throughway re-created as part of the Catalyst regeneration of the Wornington Green Estate located in the W10 area of London. This mixed-tenure development has won a number of prestigious awards.

The new development has re-introduced the road back into the local street pattern, re-connecting residents and their new homes with the nearby Portobello Road and surrounding area.

Learn more about the story of Bonchurch Road from the ‘Re/making The Street’ exhibition taking place at The Building Centre, the London venue that promotes innovation in the built environment.