East have been working on projects within this historic village at the edge of London for many years. The scale of the projects ranges from strategy through to detailed, sometimes intimately experienced, outcomes. The scope of the work covers the fine-grained, and historically rich village centre, the surrounding spaces, the marshes, and the river edges.
Key projects have included:
– Public realm strategy. This document has helped shape a series of delivered projects, and guides the way in which new private housing needs to bring along it’s own contribution to the public urban success of the place.
– New public space and route linking Tesco to Village, including a new community garden and structure, designed with artist Mark Pimlott. The special railinged structure defining the new community garden is planned to become overgrown with plants, and lightly references the grandness of nearby historic Rainham Hall.
– The Three Crowns. A design for a golden clad café to attract riverside visitors, and provide amenity for workers at the Murex industrial site opposite.
– River edge access improvements. New landscape and walkways provide improved access along the riverside edge, in concrete, gravel and tarmac. At key locations new areas of wild soft landscape link industrial boundaries and river edges. Concrete seats offer specific long river views.
– Library garden and transport interchange. East designed the new public green space and route to the station, alongside MacCreanor Lavington’s library building,
Client: Havering, GLA, TfL
Project status: Ongoing and completed 1995-2014