Groundwork London operates a number of high-profile projects across the capital, focusing on improving peoples' prospects, creating better spaces and making a greener future.
Groundwork London were commissioned by the London Borough of Camden to engage with local residents on the removal of green space around Euston station, caused by the expansion of Euston station in preparation for HS2. Any removed green space will have to be relocated elsewhere to ensure the total area of green space surrounding Euston does not decrease. The engagement process aimed to understand to which area local residents would prefer this green space be relocated. As part of this work, Groundwork GDS were asked to provide an analytical breakdown of the demographics of the population in the affected area. Maps were created using the 2011 Census at Output Area level, which is the most detailed statistical area available publicly. Yearly population estimates released by the Ordinency Survey at Lower Super Output Area level were also used. This could then be used to identify groups that need to be targeted to participate in the engagement programme. The findings of the engagment can be found here.
Groundwork manages a grant programme for communities that will be affected by the first phase of construction for HS2 high speed line. The funding is primarily targeted at organisations within the voluntary/community sector that are for the public benefit and are not for profit. To assist with the fudning allocation, the GDS team developed an onlne map for Groundwork to use internally to help with the decision making process for grant applications. A number of datasets have been added, these include 1km buffers, conservation areas, construction traffic routes and listed buildings.
Groundwork GDS is part of Groundwork London