Camden Council has granted planning permission for the revamping of Alexandra Road Park.

Alexandra Park Road
Alexandra Road Park photographed by Janet Jack soon after completion

The restoration of Alexandra Road Park, in Camden, north London, has received the go-ahead from Camden Council. Part of the pioneering Grade II* listed Alexandra Road housing scheme, the park was designed by landscape architect Janet Jack in association with Neave Brown, architect for the overall project.

The long, thin park, originally designed with a range of contained spaces, had suffered neglect over the years. Jack, who has been involved in efforts to find money for the restoration, commented, ‘‘I was asked to design for low maintenance, but I hadn’t expected no maintenance.’

The project to restore the park received initial funding first from the Heritage Lottery Fund and then from BIG, the Big Lottery Fund. Camden residents have been working on the scheme along with Camden Council. J & L Gibbons has been working as landscape architect on the project.

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