The brief for this project was to take forward the partnership’s vision of a ‘Woodberry Wetlands’ using the current East and West reservoirs of Stoke Newington which are currently not open to the public. The solution is a highly fundable project that will bring 21 hectares, in the middle of one of the densest areas of London, into public use and protect the special wildfowl habitats.
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Stoke Newington, London
Woodberry Wetlands Partnership (London Wildlife Trust, London Borough of Hackney, Thames Water, Manor House Development Trust, Berkeley Homes, Genesis Housing, Natural England).
Waterways and wetlands
LI Awards 2012 - Neighbourhood Planning - Highly Commended
The project was to develop a comprehensive appraisal in consultation with the client partnership, to investigate the range of options for opening the reservoirs for public access, delivering landscape, educational and visitor facility improvements and improving biodiversity, particularly for breeding wildfowl. Outputs included a business case and costs for a recommended preferred option.
Landscape architect: Allen Scott Landscape Architects. | Visitor development and business planning: Acorn Tourism Development Consultants.
London Borough of Hackney