Location: Lambeth Palace
Client: London Borough of Lambeth
Duration: 18 weeks
Located between Waterloo Station, St. Thomas’ Hospital and Lambeth Palace, Archbishop’s Park is a well-used park in the heart of London. The existing sports facilities and pavilion dilapidated and no longer fit for purpose.
Work done to the park saw a range of all-weather sports facilities replace the existing equipment along with the creation of a new landscape setting for the facilities with LED overhead lighting, hardwood bespoke seating, paths, access road, turfing, and planting.
The project also saw us strip out an existing on-site building to a “shell” ready for a complete re-fit. This meant new changing facilities, showers, toilets, a kitchen, community facilities being added with an external deck for functions and seating. Furthermore, incoming gas, water and electricity services were organised and provided with the scheme.
This was a design and build contract where our client, The London Borough of Lambeth, prepared the design brief along with their Employee’s Requirements.
Sports facilities added
A third-generation sand & rubber filled 7,000m² all weather sports pitch to FIFA & World Rugby Standards, floodlit & with a sports fencing system to include spectator & storage areas.
A separate tennis court, fenced and floodlit with a sprayed green coloured specialist surface.
Facilities for cricket practice with a three-bay fully netted bowling and batting area surfaced with all-weather synthetic grass to English Cricket Board Standard.
Artist Jessica Wetherly was commissioned to create a life size bronze sculpture of a woman. The sculpture symbolises human kindness and includes sixpence relief on her belly which can be rubbed for good luck. This represents the women who were said to give children a sixpence on their birthdays on a former tuck shop where the sculpture is situated.