Broadway Malyan’s public realm and placemaking team are celebrating after scooping awards for two of their London projects.
The team was successful at the first ever Delivering for Barnet Architecture Awards for a new city square on the site of a former Metropolitan Police training campus in the borough and it also picked up a coveted BALI National Landscape Awards for its Chelsea Creek project.
The team won the award in the New or Improved Open Space category at the Delivering for Barnet Architecture Awards for Peel Square, a key green node in a site wide landscape design for Redrow’s 2,900-home Colindale Gardens development.
Central to Peel Square is an avenue of Silver Birch trees where distinct white trunks are interspersed with colourful public art providing a distinct character for this community space.
At Chelsea Creek Broadway Malyan’s public realm scheme, won the Hard Landscaping Construction £1.5m+) category at the Bali National Landscape Awards.
Working closely with the client, Berkeley Group Plc, Broadway Malyan carried out forensic site appraisal to reveal a hidden history that included the forgotten presence of an historic tributary of the River Thames running through the site, which informed the public realm concept.
This new neighbourhood was conceived with a nod to the urban waterways of Amsterdam and Copenhagen, connecting homes directly to water and creating unique public waterside environments with features including a beautifully detailed water rill providing subtle noise and movement drawing users through the gardens to the nearby Imperial Wharf station plaza.
Director or Urbanism Danny Crump said: “One of the key challenges facing cities today is how they can maintain and improve their liveability. Networks and pockets of green space are a critical component of this, providing countless benefits related to well-being, nature and environmental quality.
“As our cities continue to densify, the need for good external spaces grows. For city landscape architects a key challenge is to deliver quality place-making in dense urban developments providing excellent investor returns but critically, great places to live.
“For city landscape architects a key challenge is to deliver quality place-making in dense urban development’s providing excellent investor returns but critically, great places to live.”Danny Crump, Director of Urbanism, Broadway Malyan
“Peel Square for instance is the first of a network of safe, community focused, stimulating public open spaces that Colindale Gardens will deliver. It is forms a gateway destination
s where residents and visitors can meet, socialise, play, relax and experience nature.
"At Chelsea Creek we wanted to create a range of spatial typologies within the scheme; from tranquil quiet areas to busy social spaces where this new community could meet and interact.
“In this city refuge, water provides a key feature with a reinstated canal way running through the heart of the space which provides a reflective and calming spine to the development and with parklands adjacent, an opportunity for rest and contemplation.”