Stevenage Town Centre Gardens
HTA were appointed by Stevenage Borough Council to create a new vision for the Town Centre Gardens. At over forty years old, the park had fallen into decline and was generally perceived as neglected and unsafe. The Gardens are the primary formal park in Stevenage and are an important and rare mid C20th modernist landscape. The Town Centre Gardens are the first New Town park refurbishment to be funded by the Heritage Lottery.
The design responds the modernist aesthetic of the original park with the use of robust geometry and simple materials and a celebration of civic landscape in the form of grass, water and trees. The project successfully combined the restoration of the structure, character and heritage features within the Gardens with new contemporary interventions to give it a renewed relevance for the future.
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Client: Stevenage Borough Council
Start Date: 2006
Completion Date: 2011
Bids and submissions, Contact Administration and Site Services, Detailed Design & Documentation, Green Infrastructure, Heritage & Conservation, Landscape Regeneration, Parks and Public Realm, Visioning and Masterplanning, Wayfinding