Alexandra Road Park


Alexandra Road Park is located in the heart of the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate in central London. The park is a rare example of a late 20th century landscape design, acclaimed by the 20th Century Society as ‘The most significant landscape of its type in the UK’. The historic park restoration was led by J & L Gibbons. 


The park was designed in 1970s by Janet Jack and is the most modern historic garden to be restored through HLF funding. The project relied on a close creative collaboration with Erect Architecture and Sarah Couch Historic Consultant for the restoration and revitalisation of the play component of the park proposals, heralded as highly innovative components of the historic landscape. Rejuvenation of the park was sensitively achieved to restore its structure in conversation with Janet Jack herself together with a large group of local residents, many of whom had lived on the estate since it was first built.




PROJECT INFO

Client London Borough of Camden, Heritage Lottery Fund & Friends of Alexandra Road Park
Location Camden, London
Date 2013-2016
Area 1.8ha
Trees planted 57
Awards
2017 Camden Design Award
2016 BALI National Award: Community & Schools Development
2016 BALI National Award: Regeneration Scheme


CREDITS

Landscape Architect and Lead Consultant J & L Gibbons
Architect for play Erect Architecture
Structural & Civil Engineer Jane Wernick Associates
Services Engineer Skelly & Couch
Cost Consultant Artelia
Project Manager Around the Block
Soil Scientist Tim O'Hare Associates
Photography © Sarah Blee | J & L Gibbons