LDA Design has been awarded the contract to carry out the design of a major £6m revamp of Burgess Park in Southwark.
The park won £2m from London Mayor Boris Johnson under his ‘Premier Park’ programme, to protect and enhance the capital’s green spaces. It also received match funding of a further £4m from the Aylesbury New Deal for Communities. LDA’s design for the work was chosen because of its combination of better access to nature through a variety of different habitats; attractive horticultural planting; improvements to the lake; removing redundant roads and pathways and making those that remain more user friendly; creating improved entrances and better defining boundaries.Johnson said: “This is an exciting milestone in the long awaited revamp of Burgess Park. The selection of this winning design means we can now get cracking on improving this park so that local people will have a fantastic new green space to enjoy. I want to improve Londoners’ quality of life and create a far more pleasant city dotted with attractive, tranquil spaces for people to have fun and relax in.” Andrew Harland, a partner at LDA Design, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to deliver this exciting project. The positive response from the many people who took part in the exhaustive and demanding assessment makes winning particularly rewarding.”