Slade gardens

Area: 750m2
Status: Ongoing
Type: Community
Client: Slade Gardens APG
In 1944 a flying bomb hit houses in Stockwell, London. Killing 11 people, the damage led to the formation of Slade Gardens which became the site for a much loved adventure playground.

This small but important park sits at the junction of three electoral wards representing diverse communities and an important historic conservation area. This project for a community hub will accommodate multiple charities, community needs and social functions into a single flexible facility. As a key-stone to a suite of facilities aimed at children, the hub is a playful extension of the surrounding playground. Sustainable and inventive, the scheme uses timber construction, rammed earth walls and a biodiverse roof, resulting in a carbon neutral development.