Tavistock Cresent Park

The 'Open' design is envisaged as a new concept in Urban Parks. It will have no dark or hidden corners, and will be inviting rather than secretive, thus removing local concerns regarding security and crime. The existing ‘sunken garden’ element of the park was retained and improved by removing the existing built-up areas, resulting in simpler lines that create a more welcoming space. A new avenue of trees on the upper terrace of the park frame the park and create a more pleasant walk along the Crescent. From All Saints Road a wide set of steps, opening up the view of the sunken terrace, and a ramp stretching across the whole width of the upper end provide easy access for the disabled and those with young children in buggies. From the Portobello Road end a canopy becomes the entrance ‘arch’ and signifies a new era for Tavistock Park. Description: Refurbishment of pocket park and children’s play space. Location: Tavistock Road, W11. Dates: 1999 - 2001. Client: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Total Cost: £ 280,000
size m2: 3,358