The first phase construction value was circa andpound8million and delivered the following:
• 2 major entrances
• Improved footpaths and perimeter access, giving the park a recognisable structure and making the park accessible for all
• doubling the size of the lake and creating dedicated, allaccessible fishing platforms
• a 3000m2 imaginative children’s play area
• Re-profiling the park to create legible wayfinding and clear circulation routes. This structuring of the park included shaping sculptural landforms by moving nearly 90,000m3 of soil (enough to fill the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London). These six metre high mounds have been planted and seeded with a specialist
meadow design, developed in collaboration with James Hitchmough at the University of Sheffield and included nearly 90,000 plants throughout the park.
• a 3000m2 imaginative children’s play area;
• Habitat creation and biodiversity improvements,
including two feature rain gardens, lake and wetland planting, wet woodland and site wide biodiversity enhancements;
• An ambitious garden project at St. George’s Gardens, implemented with the support of volunteers and the Friends of Burgess Park, will create horticulture displays throughout the year and provide important biodiversity and nectar stores late into the year
• A 5km running route throughout the park, demarcated by re-using existing materials salvaged from the park revitalisation works.
• A National Standard BMX track, where Olympic
Burgess Park Regeneration Project
Parks and gardens
LDA Design Consulting Ltd
London Borough of Southwark
Southwark Council’s vision was for Burgess Park to be a 21stCentury park that would provide a high-quality and safegreen space worthy of its central location.
Shortlisted for a Landscape Institute Award 2014
LDA Design - Lead Landscape ArchitectAlan Conisbee Engineers - Civil and Structural EngineerLDA Design Ecology - EcologistUniversity of Sheffield - Horticulture