Located in the Gascoigne West neighbourhood, Barking, this temporary pocket park has been co-designed by residents, landscape architect, the client, maintenance teams and contractor.
Funded by Be First and Wates, it is built on three key principles:
1. Co-creation by diverse and representative voices - Care for all people
2. Embedding circular economy principles - Care for the planet
3. Stewardship by the community – Care for place and community
Local residents identified four themes to guide the design: Exercise, Play, Grow and Contemplation. At the heart of the park is a communal stage and feasting table for gatherings, events, communal dining, games and more. The park will be built using materials that can be upcycled or re-used.
Open Exhibition: Display boards will be available to view in the park throughout the month.
Collaboration between: Be First, LB Barking & Dagenham, My Place, Wates Residential, Fabrik and Urban Symbiotics