MILL POND SQUARE
At the eastern entrance from Nine Elms Lane, Mill Pond Square is a green and lush welcome to the park. Trees and planted swales line the entrance lane, leading to where the park opens up. It’s a dynamic space, with criss-crossing bridges among the trees, and flanked with shops and cafés.
Mill Pond Square sets the tone immediately – an oasis. The trees, swales and glimpses of park activity invite people in, while the lived-in feeling within the development encourages people to stay.
This entrance doesn’t demand that you hurry. The area is designed with meandering bridges navigating the swales, and seating areas providing space for meet-ups and sit-downs.
The swales are not just there for decoration: they are planted to provide a natural, water-sensitive urban drainage system for the development.