Marchmont Community Garden

Architects Network, London, 2011

 

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The project is a reconfiguration and regeneration of a service access area to create a community garden

This new public open space is being developed by the local community
ublic participation and community consultation have been the driving force of the project.

Local community group, the ‘Marchmont Garden Community Partnership’ steered this project to be one which will enhance local identity and provide an important amenity asset for the neighbourhood.

Bio-diversity and tranquillity were at the heart of the design brief. The garden planting has been delivered by local participation with the help of Architects Network and London Wildlife Trust.

The project has been procured via the local authority but utilizing funding from National lottery and private charitable funding obtained by the community group. Its ethos is one of participation and social entrepreneurship.

It won Camden in Bloom 2012 as best community run garden.

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  • Begun: Apr 2011
  • Completed: Sep 2011
  • Floor area: 300m2
  • Sector: Landscape design
  • Total cost: £105,000
  • Funding: National Lottery, Camden Council and private charitable funding
  • Tender date: Dec 2010
  • Procurement: JCLI Landscape Maintenance Works Contract 2008 with contractor design
  • Address: Marchmont Street, London, WC1N, United Kingdom

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