The first phase of the Lesnes to Crossness pathway won “Landscape Project of the Year” at the 2017 Architects Journal Architecture Awards. It was also highly commended in the “Design for a Medium Scale Development” category at the Landscape Institute Awards.
Judges were impressed with how the project has improved accessibility, and the detail and level of community and stakeholder engagement involved.
Designed by Landscape Architects, Untitled Practice, phase 1 was completed in September 2015. It has created a new public square in Southmere Park, along with improved footpaths and two play spaces. Rain gardens and other features to manage surface water have been incorporated, and meadows converted to provide a habitat for biodiversity.
John Lewis, Executive Director for Thamesmead said: “We’re investing in green open spaces to improve the unique landscape in Thamesmead, for the benefit of the whole community. We’re proud to see Lesnes to Crossness recognised by these awards, which highlight the very best projects and demonstrate how green design can support community well-being through placemaking.”
As part of our 4-year programme of upgrading public spaces in Thamesmead, we’re making improvements to the spaces outside homes in the Parkview and Southmere areas.
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