Webb Yates Engineers with Assemble Studio and Local Work Studio has been revealed as winners of the design competition organised by New London Architecture (NLA) and Southwark Council to masterplan the redevelopment of Bramcote Park.
The joint team led by design and architecture collective Assemble in collaboration with landscape architects and circular economy specialists Local Works Studio and Webb Yates Engineers, will develop a creative masterplan that prioritises community input and turns a disjointed public park in South Bermondsey into a valuable and welcoming green space for all. The masterplan will evolve further following ongoing consultations with the local community and the final scheme will be delivered in late 2022.
The concept features a park of two halves: public square and forest garden. The historic green space to the south of Verney Road will be cultivated to become a ‘forest garden’ with open spaces to explore, which have the feeling of a woodland edge or meadow glade. The open character of the space to the north of Verney Road will be enhanced to create an elegant, robust neighbourhood square, flexible enough to accommodate the changing needs of people in the park.
The proposal also seeks to take a circular economy approach to the design and delivery of Bramcote Park, prioritising materials and ways of constructing landscape that have the most positive impact on the environment. Through inventive, playful reuse, the team will retain as much material on site as possible during and after the refurbishment, considering the whole life of materials to minimise transport and waste.