The basic principle of removing physical barriers and conceiving legible and safe routes through the estate allows this isolated place to make a positive contribution to the lives of the residents and all those in the wider neighbourhood.
The proposed promenade provides a direct link between Wandsworth Common to the south and Clapham Junction station in the North. This new pedestrian link connects to the community centre and open space in the middle of the now re-named Burrage Gardens, and provides the unlocking and mending of this place.
The public realm landscape is central to the success of the scheme. FHA have delivered the planning and now the complete technical design and delivery of phase 1 (153 new homes). Our work includes supporting the art strategy and ensuring the distinctiveness of the place through the establishment of the block names and coloured wayfinding, all according to varieties of Lavender historically grown in this area. The quality and the use of large trees and specimen shrubs has cheated time and ensured a place of distinction from day one. FHA are commissioned to deliver the phases of work for the whole estate which will be complete in 2021.
The landscape represents a new integrated approach reflecting the real use of urban spaces where people live. We have used high quality combined surfaces allow places for play, recreation and enjoyment as well as access and servicing.