Throughout the timeline of the project, adding value by both client and consultant landscape architects has been a consistent theme. In 2008 the Environment Agency developed and approved a business case for the Beam Parklands project, in collaboration with the developing Beam Partnership and the Land Restoration Trust as it was then known. Initially a concept plan was developed by the EA landscape architects which contained key project principles related to conserving and enhancing the natural and man-made heritage, restoring the rivers and floodplains, reducing flood risk, improving access for a diverse range of users and working closely with all members of the local communities in order to regenerate this part of East London.
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Brownfield, commercial and industrial
Ove Arup & Partners Ltd
Environmental Agency -Southeast
Beam Parklands is a network of public open spaces and other greenspace at the confluence of the River Beam and the Wantz Stream in East London. The project aimed topromote the opportunity for the restoration and enhancement of the wider network of green infrastructure.
Winner, LI Awards 2013, Adding Value through Landscape
Some of the team members include: NEAS Environmental; Arup; Environmental Agency; Land Trust; London Borough of Barking and Dagenham; Partner: Greater London Authority – Design for London; Contractor: Birse (civils); Landscape contractor: UPM Tillhill (now part of Ground Control); Funder: Environment Agency; Funder: European Regional Development Fund; Funder: Homes & Communities Agency; Funder: Veolia; Funder: Play England;
acid grassland reeds,ponds reed beds, meadows wet fen wet woodland
WWII pill box; resurfaced pathways