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In-Ex UK Ltd
Before regeneration, St Stephen’s Green was a large, but underused, traditional Square in Bow, East London. The design driver for the redevelopment scheme was to play on scale and imagination.
After PRP Architects' initial consultation with residents and the local school, the theme was to be based loosely on Alice in Wonderland. The design incorporated two gigantic flowers, designed by artists as a central focal point, surrounded by gigantic play insects set within toadstools and long grasses.
As part of the 81m long by 41.5m wide green, two oval lawn areas, one sunken, were incorporated. Footpaths dissect the green following existing lines, and sinuous forms are used throughout.
AluExcel AE150M flexible aluminium landcape edging provided the perfect product for creating the curved outlines to this scheme. The sleek profile and neat finish has created an outstanding result. All the curves on this project were formed by hand and workmanship was to an excellent quality.
AluExcel AE150M enabled the contractor to form all of the curves on the project by hand to an excellent quality.
The park features a strong 'Alice in Wonderland' design concept featuring scale, imagination and art. The regeneration has transformed an underused grass area into a play and community space full of life and activities.
June Morton, Managing Director of Old Ford Housing Association, said: “Developing St Stephen’s Green is part of our wider commitment to regenerating the local area. It is also part of our aim to enhance the life chances of our residents, which is about much more than bricks and mortar.”
Thanks to Neil White of PRP Architect for use of the photographs of this project.