The provision of new play areas and garden spaces for a refurbished mixed-use Victorian building which included the addition of a new wing within a park setting.
The Surestart nursery was provided with secure play areas and a raised deck area for holding performances. The garden was re-designed to allow for use by the community for events, outdoor learning and relaxation.
The children were engaged in planting some areas with plants chosen for colour, smell and texture. Robust but imaginative planting for the nursery garden is complemented by the mixed borders of evergreens, grasses and herbaceous planting in the Performance Garden.
Client: London Borough of Brent and Surestart
Architect: Anne Thorne Architects