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In 2020 ReardonSmith Landscape won an open competition to renovate Finsbury Circus Gardens, the oldest public park in London. Set within the historic context of Finsbury Circus, the gardens are the largest open green space in the Square Mile. The landscape-led masterplan is a collaboration between Architecture00 + Studio Weave (00SW) as lead consultant who are designing the new pavilion building and Parks Office, with ReardonSmith Landscape leading on the landscape masterplan and public realm design.

The design has stayed true to the concept of providing a green haven, referencing a rich heritage of providing useful green space to the local community in times of need. The functionality of the space will be improved by providing increased seating and using a high quality and hardwearing palette of materials which reference traditional building materials found in the local City context. The design features swathes of biodiverse planting surrounding a large lawn space which will support a range of activities and uses. Close care and attention is being paid to the existing trees which encircle the gardens and a woodland walkway will be created though the western end of the park.

Client / Architect The City of London / Architecture 00 / Studio Weave
Project Status Concept to Construction 2020 – Ongoing

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