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Project name: Canning Town

Client: Bouygues

Start: 2009

Masterplanners: AECOM

Architect: Haworth Tompkins

Engineers: Colin Buchanan

3D Visualisations: Oaker

Landscape Projects has had a long involvement in the regeneration of Canning Town in East London. The town, located alongside the River Lea, is dominated by large-scale infrastructure, ranging from the A13 arterial road, Silvertown Way route to London City Airport, Transmission Line routes and Cross-rail, Jubilee Line and DLR tracks, which all converge close to the
town centre.


Landscape Projects first involvement was a commission, through the GLA, to assist LB Newham in reconfiguring the complex junction of the A13 flyover, with proposals to “humanise” the public realm connections by ensuring line of sight routes across super-crossings, integration of cycle and walking routes, introduction of bold tree planting, and extensive improvements to paving surfaces which extend into surrounding streets.


Later, Landscape Projects was appointed to the developer team led by Bouygues UK, which is regenerating the town centre. Initially involved in developing the public realm and landscape strategy for the Masterplan with masterplanner AECOM, the involvement has subsequently been extended to the implementation of phases 1 (with Haworth Tompkins Architects), phase 2 (with McAslan Architects) and phase 3 (with Hawkins Brown Architects).


The scheme proposals create a network of streets and squares which connect with the existing streetscape. The public realm design makes distinctive places (a civic square, a green play square, roof gardens and green streets) which are carefully framed by adjacent buildings to create a sheltered, comfortable and animated environment.

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