Camden’s parks and schools win big at BALI Awards 2015

Two of Camden’s most innovative green space projects were recognised at last week’s BALI Landscape Awards, taking home top prizes in the ‘Community and Schools Development’ category.

The prestigious association, which honours exceptional design and construction in the landscape industry, selected St. Giles Churchyard in the West End for its recent rejuvenation by Ground Control’s Landscape Construction team in partnership with design consultants Wynne-Williams and Associates. Recently reopened, the church grounds have been extensively renovated and a new natural play area installed for the local community.

The Active Spaces scheme, who we worked with Blakedown Landscapes (SE) to create, was celebrated for its original and imaginative state of the art facilities for physical activity in school settings across the borough.

Both spaces also received nominations at the recent Camden Design Awards, with Active Spaces recognised as one of five Highly Commended projects.

This year our Sustainability and Green Space service is working with landscape designers to improve a dozen of Camden's parks and open spaces. Look out for posters in a park near you with details of how to get involved.

Further information:

The redevelopment of St Giles Churchyard was made possible by funding from local Section 106 contributions and a grant from the Mayor of London’s Pocket Parks programme. The space’s address and information for visitors can be found here.

Camden Active Spaces is a partnership between ProActive Camden, Public Health, Children, Schools and Families, and Developing Projects. Find out more about Camden’s Active Spaces scheme here.

See the full list of winners for the BALI Landscape Awards 2015.