Grand Union Canal Urban Park project explores the stretch of the Grand Union Canal towpath, east of Great Western Road and directly overshadowed by the Westway, in Westminster City, North London. We consider that there is an opportunity to regenerate this area, which currently feels neglected and hostile in an otherwise beautiful length of canalside landscape.
Over the Easter weekend we asked local residents what they would like to see there. The most popular ideas were an outdoor exercise for all ages, a playground, planting and to install a tap for the canal boaters.
We believe that all or some of these facilities could transform this area to make it a destination. The photographs of their fantastic suggestions will be displayed throughout June in the Great Western Studios as part of the London Festival of Architecture.
The next stage is to do a feasibility study to develop a concept with the community, the landowners and the local council, and show what we think could be the Grand Union Canal Urban Park, and how much it would cost.
We have now launched the idea on Spacehive to try to raise money to get the project started through Crowdfunding. Here is the LINK
Country: United Kingdom
Completed: In progress
Client: Grand Union Canal Urban Park CIC
Area: 300 m2
Contract Value: To be confirmed