Clapham Old Town is the best new public space in London

I’m delighted to report that Lambeth’s Clapham Old Town Regeneration Project was awarded the prize for ‘Best New Public Space’ at this week’s prestigious London Planning Awards.15822170093_2dcf1b4c21_z

Councillor Haselden, our excellent ‘design champion’, was there to accept the award.

Contenders were nominated by the property sector with the final shortlist judged by a panel of experts from the GLA, London First, the Royal Town Planning Institute and London Councils.

The Clapham Old Town Regeneration Project was a joint venture between Lambeth Council and Transport for London, in close collaboration with local residents.

Launched last June, the project has brought a new town square, wide step-free pavements with new zebra crossings, cycle paths and cycle stands, extensive landscaping with over 100 trees planted and new public seating to the area.

The work done was specifically designed to remain true to the historical look and feel of the area whilst giving space back to pedestrians for public enjoyment.

This is a great example of what can be achieved through working collaboratively with partners and residents. The project has delivered a fantastic, and now much valued local public space, that has now been rightly recognised for its contribution to the look and feel of London as a whole.

Councillor Haselden said, ‘It’s been quite a privilege to have been part of this project from the outset and to be its champion throughout the extensive consultation to completion. Clapham people shaped this design and are rightly showing pride in their new town square and attractive streets. It was an intricate piece of work and I congratulate all our partners and particularly Lambeth’s project team for their consistency and professionalism as they developed the successful bid and delivered a transformational scheme in this complex area.’

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