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Watford Parade


Location Client Completion
Watford Watford Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council 2014

Project details

The area has been transformed into a key civic space with the flexibility and capacity to accommodate a variety of outdoor events, attracting a wide range of contrasting visitors throughout the day and evening. A new 2,000 person capacity event space with integrated lighting has bold black and white paving and raised grass seating areas, creating a striking outdoor destination. A smaller event space on raised timber decking under mature trees encourages busking and impromptu break out performances.

The historic pond, a feature for over 100 years, has been enhanced through improved water quality and ecological value, stepped access, decked areas and outdoor dining adjacent to the water’s edge.


  • improve the upper section of The Parade in Watford Town Centre
  • provide a more attractive town centre to encourage shoppers, families and businesses into the area


  • a benchmark for the quality of public realm throughout the town
  • high quality natural materials and new street furniture creates an elegant and comfortable environment.

Integrated services

landscape architecture, lighting design, civil engineering