Shoreditch Park was formed in an area of terraced housing which suffered bomb damage during World War II. Following extensive consultation with local residents, we have revived its function as a focus of community life through its reinvention as a new park.
An exciting mix of facilities for various user groups, combined with environmental considerations, recreation and the arts has produced a lively and contemporary open space. This major transformation involved significant environmental improvements, and the creation of new entrances to encourage pedestrian entry into the park. The children’s area is extended as a dog-free zone and an informal trim trail is created along the boundary to encourage walking and jogging. An amphitheatre has been created and a granite boulder sculpture by the Hackney-based artist John Frankland has been installed.
Creating a London park for its local community.