Northampton Millennium
Ecological Park

Northampton, UK

A proposal in conjunction with Alsop and Störmer for a ‘Millennium Strand’, planned to enhance Becket’s Park and the adjacent Midsummer Meadow. In collaboration with the architects we planned a series of linked open spaces and parks, with bridges across the river increasing connectivity and ‘boxes of delights’ within the park, forming a corridor of individual, landscaped gardens.

 

The park, running alongside the River Nene, is a mile long, from the centre of Northampton westwards to the new business park. Our ideas for the park provided strategies for sustainable commuting by foot or bicycle, between the city centre and the new and relocated businesses on the edge of town.

 

Winner of the 1997 Architects Journal/Bovis Design Award at the Royal Academy Summer Show.

 

Client: Northampton City Council

Architect: Alsop and Störmer

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