Brentford High St - Market Place on site
The new market place is currently in construction as the central element of the ‘making the connection’ project to revitalise Brentford High Street. The project also kick starts a new bike centric economy on the High Street through creation of Brentford Bikes a cargo bike initiative for local businesses. Brentford Works has also been opened in an empty shop to bring a more diverse type of start up business to the High Street. Bringing placemaking to the fore, the project integrates public art into the fabric of the street.
Brentford High St - Sheds complete
This ambitious project to revitalise the canal side sheds on Brunel's listed canal side in Brentford is complete. The sheds project supports an important link between Brentford High Street and the Great West Road.
Civic Trust Award for Chobham Academy
Chobham Academy received the Civic Trust Award 2014, an award for high quality design and enhancement of the civic realm. www.civictrustawards.org.uk
KLA designed the external spaces for this all age school with buildings by the Architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The project has achieved a great deal for the East London community, recognised within this year’s awards process as being part of the consistent theme of partnership, engagement and innovation.
College Green Croydon
Following KLA’s work on the public realm and landscape for the Fairfield Masterplan in Croydon, KLA have developed detailed public realm design for College Green. The 1960’s urban landscape has been characterised by it’s users; predominantly College students and Croydon’s well renowned Skateboarding community. The proposal is to deliver a huge in situ concrete space with high quality finishes to accommodate user’s needs.
Drapers Field - Leyton beach
A new park that makes the link between the Olympic Park and Olympic Fringe areas of Leyton has just been opened. This beach like, wavy space uses low water quantities to create water jets and channels.
Key project goals were to create intergenerational play based urban realm and a playfull walk to school from Leyton to the Olympic Village.
KLA are participating in the Landscape – City – Public Space / Guerilla – Industrial – Festival taking place in Prague. We are exhibiting our project, Normand Park as part the EUNIC outdoor exhibition at the abandoned Zizkov freight railway station, a rare example of industrial functionalist architecture.
Walthamstow Wetlands Planning permission granted
Planning permission is now in place – the project is a step closer to opening up this key missing link, connecting up the green spaces of the Lea Valley. The Walthamstow Wetland project focuses on opening this 200 ha site which is a SSSI, SPA and RAMSAR to wider public access, allowing visitors to enjoy and learn about the site’s distinctive built and natural heritage, which is unique in London.