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Design 1–5ha Highly commended

Fordham Park and Walpole Road Underpass, London

In an area where there is a deficiency of open space, the £1.8m regeneration of a park and underpass has delivered a safe and accessible route, and public open space that is well used and appreciated by the community. The judges commented: ‘This is a concept and a design that successfully transformed a space into a place. It responds to community needs in a considered, pragmatic and coherent way.’

Landscape architect: The Landscape Partnership.
Client: London Borough of Lewisham.
Structural engineer: Jane Wernick. Associates.
Lighting designer: Light Bureau.
Civil engineer: Scott White and Hookins.
Cost control/CDM:
Turner and Townsend.
Artist: Heather Burrell.
Main contractor: Volker Highways.
Cathedral Square, Peterborough

This project, which included the removal of a tower block to create public space, has completely changed perceptions of the city centre, and provided a catalyst to attract new business.

The judges commented: ‘This accomplished and confident scheme is the product of a clearly expressed concept translated into an elegant and understated spatial design complementing historic buildings. The design successfully “declutters” an under-used asset, creating a modern but appropriate setting for urban life.’

Landscape architect: LDA Design.
Client: Opportunity Peterborough/Peterborough City Council.
Lighting: Sutton Vane Associates.
Engineer: Pell Frischman.
Accessibility: Centre for Accessible Environments.
Contractor: Osbourne.
Contract administration: Peterborough City Council.
Three Mills Green, London

As a component part of the future Lea River Park, Three Mills Green provides a high-quality open space that will act as both a catalyst for long-term support and a core around which a future park can grow.

The judges commented: ‘The project has a clearly expressed concept and design which created an attractive space for this emerging area. Of particular note was the innovative response to contamination on the site.’

Landscape architect: Churchman Landscape Architects.
Clients: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority/ London Development Agency. Fat Walk design: 5th Studio.
The Ecology Consultancy.
Tree services: Arbtech Environmental Services.
Flood risk assessment: Walsh Associates.
Quantity surveying: Jackson Coles.
Public engagement: Creative Process.

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