BDP Wins Street Design Award Again
BDP has won the Urban Green Space category at the Street Design Awards for the second year in a row. The awards, which have been running for over 25 years, recognise best practice and innovation in street design schemes across the UK.
BDP won the award for its rejuvenation of Ladywell Fields for the London Borough of Lewisham. Previously an under-used and featureless park, the project revitalised an existing green space into a park for people, and has created a new channel for the river Ravensbourne. The design approach transformed it into a welcoming green oasis, a captivating space for people to dwell and interact. Inviting entrances and an enhanced footpath network with new lighting and furniture provide enjoyable, safe access and links that truly connect the local community to their parkland.
The award was presented to BDP and representatives from Lewisham Council at Ladywell Fields on 10 July. Director Mehron Kirk who led the design said: “We are delighted to have won this award again and it is a great recognition for Lewisham council who recognise the importance of investing in new green spaces, and refurbishing their existing parks and open spaces, and the positive social and environmental benefits this can have on local communities.”
BDP won the same award last year again for the London Borough of Lewisham for the transformation of Margaret McMillan Park in Deptford.
Ladywell Fields also received a commendation at the New London Architecture Awards which were announced on 10 July.