Claremont Park has been shortlisted for NLA 2022 in the Public Spaces Category!
Claremont Park is the first of seven parks delivered in the new neighbourhood of Brent Cross Town, a joint venture between Related Argent and Barnet Council to develop a large-scale mixed-use development including new homes, retail and office space, improved schools and greenspaces.
Claremont Park is an important neighbourhood space for the local community to relax and spend time in, a place to be active, play and socialise, and interact with the natural environment. The new park expands on what was an existing open space that needed rejuvenation and now provides a 4.5-acre green space. The park will bring together imaginative play facilities, water features, nature trails, a new community-run Kiosk, and over 300 new trees, which have been planted across the park.
The park's design has been guided by a set of principles which include environmental, social and economic aims to encourage social spaces, improve connectivity, aid economic vibrancy, be accessible and inclusive, and create real opportunities for play, leisure, exercise and sport. By transforming the existing space, these principles have been brought to life in the creation of a beautiful local park. The park will offer a variety of spaces and facilities for relaxation, play and socialising that will enable it to become a core part of the emerging neighbourhood.
Environmentally the design aims to maximise its natural qualities, more than 300 new trees have been planted. Wildflower meadows mix with a strong theme of water, including a large pond fed by swales. These features ensure that Claremont Park will play an important role in improving the local area's biodiversity. The new play area forms a social heart to the park, a space where children of all ages and their families can enjoy themselves.
Winners will be announced on 29th of November during NLA annual lunch!
Congratulations to everyone involved!
Photography: John Sturrock