Edward Square
Location: London Borough of Islington
Date: 1998 - 2000
Client: London Borough of Islington & The Edward Square Steering Group
The design of this backland park in Islington was developed through extensive community consultations.

The practice collaborated with artists Kate Blee, Gary Breeze and Poet Laureate Andrew Motion. An Education Liaison Officer co-ordinated several associated art and environmental projects during the construction process. Local children participated in planting, designing gate panels, interviewing the contractor and recording progress. The park was opened in March 2000 and has received Green Flag awards since 2006.
Awards:
Green Flag Awards 2006 - present
© Kate Blee
Credits:
Artist: Kate Blee
Poet: Andrew Motion
Artist - Letter Carver: Gary Breeze
Artist and Education Liaison Officer: Patsy Hands
Main Contractor: Southern Landscapes

Photography: © Sarah Blee and J & L Gibbons