Client: London Borough of Southwark
Duration: 20 weeks
“For the first time in decades you can now cross the garden diagonally from the Blackfriars Road entrance to the middle of Pocock Street, using the opening between Applegarth House and the old Georgian terraces” – Local residents group
Nelson Square Park was originally opened to the public by Southwark Council in 1904. In recent years the park had fallen into being an unusable and overgrown space which lead to anti-social behaviour and loss of amenity space to the local community.
The park refurbishment carried out by Blakedown saw the park cleared out and a new exciting space was created with sports facilities, an outdoor gym, open park areas, feature resin bound footpaths and new planting.
Changes to the area are striking and have given a useable safe area back to the local community to use again.
The works included:
○ New resin bound footpaths
○ Polymeric MUGA
○ Natural stone walling
○ Tree and Shrub Planting
○ Play equipment installation
○ Outdoor gym installation
○ Play Surfacing
‘Well done Blakedown’ and thank you for delivering a fantastic project we look forward to working with you again’ - Max Nakrani- Parks Service Development Officer