Ladywell Fields

BDP: Around the new river channel, there are new footbridges, a backwater with viewing platform, an ephemeral pool creating interest near the newly opened cafe, a copse of trees to provide shade and swathes of wildflower meadow providing splashes of colour in this vibrant, natural landscape. Innovative water play has also been introduced using a series of boreholes to extract water out of the underground reserves. These are activated by a lever pump at ground level which splashes water into a dry rock ravine. An enhanced footpath network with new lighting, boardwalks and park furniture creates a safe environment and provides new links to surrounding areas connecting the local community to their parkland.

“The rejuvenation of Ladywell Fields means the area is now an oasis of calm for people to socialise and relax in” – Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Project Name: Ladywell Fields
Location: Lewisham, London, UK
Landscape Architects: BDP
Images: © BDP/David Barbour
Client: London Borough of Lewisham
Construction cost: £1.8m
Year Completed: 2011
Awards: London Planning Award (Winner: Best New Public Space) 2013
Street Design Award (Winner: Urban Green Space Category) 2012
New London Award (Commendation) 2012

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