Parks and Recreation


Box Hill Visitors centre Box Hill Walks, Dorking
As part of the preparation for the London Olympics 2012 the National Trust asked BFLA to develop a strategy for the visitors centre at the top of Box Hill. The site became the focus of the Cycling Road Race and since then the number of visitors has greatly increased. Part of the strategy developed by BFLA looked at improving the landscape around the visitor centre to accommodate the increase in visitors
Alexandra Millennium Green, Surbiton
BFLA were commissioned to create a 4.5 ha community green space on this derelict urban allotment site in celebration of the Millennium. The design included the creation of a natural river channel, with associated wet habitats and enhanced wildlife value, through the de-culverting of Tolworth Brook. There was close community involvement in the project including the choice of public art as a Millennium feature.
Plaistow Park, Newham
Plaistow Park is a 4ha Victorian park located in a socially deprived and densely populated inner city area. It was important that the design reflected and supported local needs in order to encourage usage especially amongst younger hard-to-reach groups within the local population. Local community engagement was key to the design process. This was achieved by a two stage consultation process and the results informed the production of the final master plan.
Memorial Park, Newham
Memorial Park is a 13ha park located in a socially deprived and densely populated inner city area. The park was the home of West Ham United FC and includes several football and rugby pitches. However, due to a lack of play facilities the park was not being utilised to its full and it was felt the creation of a new children’s play area would address this problem.
Kidbrooke Village, Greenwich
Kidbrooke in South-East London occupies the former site of the Ferrier Housing Estate, one of the most notorious estates in the country. The Kidbrooke Regeneration Project is a £1 billion project that will deliver a new community of over 4,000 homes over the next 20 years.