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abbey green, barking, london

Broadwalk - Public realm

Re-developement of Barking’s Central Park, London 
Competition entry, short listed second stage

Abbey Green, situated between important regeneration projects, has the potential of becoming the green heart of Barking, a bustling park with distinct urban qualities for everyone. The strategy of our proposal is based on the creation of a clear and flexible park framework. By adopting urban principles, contrasting spaces for different activities are generated emphasising the spatial variety of sequences within the existing park, its features and its history. 

Three distinct character areas are suggested aiming to create or strengthen functional links, particularly re-connecting the river Roding with the town centre: Abbey Common with Broadwalk, Town Quay + Abbey Gate, Abbey Fields and Abbey Ruins.
leit-werk in collaboration with Schoenaich Landscape Architects was shortlisted as one of 6 teams for 2nd stage.

  • scope of work International design competition, final stage
  • client London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • partner Schoenaich Landscape Architects London; AECOM London, AModels London
  • working period July - November 2009
  • site capacity 12ha
  • construction costs N/A
  • tags civic, commercial
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