Sector Public realm
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Design
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location London
Client Enfield Council
 
 

Challenge

As part of a Borough-wide environmental improvement scheme known as the Gateways Project, Enfield Council has developed a new landscape design for Waltham Gardens open space and Turkey Street Station forecourt. The proposal incorporated several key features including improved footways, lighting and landscaping to create better access routes and offer improved safety for pedestrians.

Drawing upon previous experience of carrying out works of a similar nature, Woodscape was invited to tender for the design, supply and deliver of various timber elements for the redeveloped space. These included bollards, a number of benches, informal play features and a timber retaining wall.

Solution

As part of a collaborative community initiative the Council invited local children to draw and write specific memories, feelings and any associations they had with with Turkey Street Station. A number of those images were then chosen to be incorporated into the design of the new scheme with routing and paintings applied to hardwood timber cube seats and bollards. The final designs can now be found outside the train station entrance.

The bespoke products supplied included slatted curved and straight seating, retaining wall with curved Type 4 cantilevered seats, cube bollards and stepping logs.

All products supplied are FSC certified.

Outcome

The new space provides better access for the public, has improved a formerly run-down environment, and encouraged local residents to venture outside to enjoy the public spaces in their neighbourhood.


Challenge

As part of a Borough-wide environmental improvement scheme known as the Gateways Project, Enfield Council has developed a new landscape design for Waltham Gardens open space and Turkey Street Station forecourt. The proposal incorporated several key features including improved footways, lighting and landscaping to create better access routes and offer improved safety for pedestrians.

Drawing upon previous experience of carrying out works of a similar nature, Woodscape was invited to tender for the design, supply and deliver of various timber elements for the redeveloped space. These included bollards, a number of benches, informal play features and a timber retaining wall.

Solution

As part of a collaborative community initiative the Council invited local children to draw and write specific memories, feelings and any associations they had with with Turkey Street Station. A number of those images were then chosen to be incorporated into the design of the new scheme with routing and paintings applied to hardwood timber cube seats and bollards. The final designs can now be found outside the train station entrance.

The bespoke products supplied included slatted curved and straight seating, retaining wall with curved Type 4 cantilevered seats, cube bollards and stepping logs.

All products supplied are FSC certified.

Outcome

The new space provides better access for the public, has improved a formerly run-down environment, and encouraged local residents to venture outside to enjoy the public spaces in their neighbourhood.


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