Consort Park and Dr Harold Moody Park have been awarded by the Mayor of London  £450,000 of Green and Resilience Spaces funding to deliver phase one of the Southwark Masterplan to:

  • merge Consort Park and Dr Harold Moody Park together, including creating  more parkland, removing part of the road and parking spaces and creating a turning area for vehicles that will extend into Dr Harold Moody Park
  • plant twelve new trees
  • install new climbing equipment in the shape of trees
  • refurbish the play area in Dr Harold Moody Park, and increase the amount of play equipment, as well as improving it so children with disabilities can play alongside their friends
  • make Consort Park better for wildlife with 20 new trees, plants and wildflower meadows
  • improve access for people with disabilities with wider pathways and removal of gates, due to the result of an Equalities Impact Assessment
  • create a new pump track for skating, fitness climbing ‘trees’, additional table tennis table and chess table in Dr Harold Moody Park
  • additional seats and picnic benches

Unfortunately, 7 trees in Consort Park will need to be felled. This is because they have roots in a mound that needs to be removed, the trees are in poor condition as a result of the bad soil quality of the mound they are growing in. To replace them, 20 trees will be planted, including testing and improving the soil, to make sure the new trees thrive.

Southwark Parks will be submitting a planning application soon, there will be a further chance to comment during the statutory consultation period. Construction of phase one is estimated to commence in spring 2024. If you have any questions or if you would like to join the project mailing list, email