This urban regeneration project in the Lea Valley took inspiration from the wider ‘living’ landscape and set out to forge new links to the valley and its Country Parks, for both existing and new communities.
Located on the former Clementina Road Gasworks, the site sits just south of Lea Bridge rail station in Leyton, at the heart of the Lea Valley.
BMD were commissioned in 2019 by St William to work on a landscape design for this urban site. We started by opening up the development to nearby parkland and the wider Lea Valley, forging new links with the existing community and creating new networks for wildlife. Lea Bridge Gasworks is the result of great collaboration between the client, BMD and the wider design team, local residents, and invaluable input and commitment from the London Borough Waltham Forest. The development proposals combine a rich sequence of landscape spaces for play, recreation and movement, bringing together existing residents and a new community.
It’s a scheme which seeks to promote social and healthy living as an integrated part of a nature-led design, creating a long-term legacy for both people and wildlife. The scheme successfully achieved planning permission in January 2021.
Image caption: Illustrative masterplan for Lea Bridge Gasworks. © BMD