New London Architecture

Alfred Place Gardens

Built

Alfred Place was an unremarkable, car-dominated London back street. Now it is a healthy, green oasis. The first park in the area for 25 years, it reclaims the street for people and for...

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2022

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2022

Shortlisted in the PUBLIC SPACES category

Alfred Place was a commonplace London street, more busy service road and car park than anything else. With narrow pavements and nowhere to sit, it was a place to hurry through.

Now transformed into an inviting linear park, it is a tranquil, green oasis in one of the busiest parts of the capital. Renamed Alfred Place Gardens, it is Camden Council’s first new park in the area for 25 years and part of the borough’s major investment into the Tottenham Court Road and Shaftesbury Avenue area through the West End Project. 

Camden asked LDA Design to rethink eight key streets and spaces in central London to make them work for people and for nature. For Alfred Place, this meant reclaiming the road and turning it into high-quality green space within a strict budget, and whilst maintaining essential access for services and emergency vehicles. 

Drivers include improving air quality, supporting greater biodiversity and reducing flood risk. Planting provides year-round colour and new habitats.

Vote for this project in the ‘People’s Choice Award’. The voting deadline is 1 November 2022.

Project information

Status

Built

Borough

Camden

Size

2800 sq m

Completion

March 2022


Location

8 Alfred Pl, London WC1E 7EB, UK


Team Credits

Client

London Borough of Camden

Design lead

LDA Design

Landscape Architect

LDA Design

Cost Consultant and Project Management

Norman Rourke Pryme

Lighting Designer

Michael Grubb Studio

Contractor

id verde

Overarching West End Project Strategy

DSDHA

Civil, M&E, Structural Engineering

Arcadis


Listed by

LDA Design

Last updated on

20/09/2023


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