• Landscape Architecture
  • Housing

Parkview, Thamesmead, Bexley


Following the completion of our public realm strategy for South Thamesmead, we have led the design and delivery of the first phase of enhancements to the existing Parkview community. Constraints identified were largely inherent to the 1960s masterplan, which sought to separate people from cars at street level and promoted entry to homes from first-floor circulation routes. While more positive blue and green infrastructure was also featured within the original ‘vision’, the failed masterplan principles dominated. They burdened the community along with an overly ‘built’ character of external space.

Our landscape-led work has transformed existing open spaces, offering radically improved function, appearance, and accessibility to residents. By working with Peabody and their stakeholders, we have ensured improved management and maintenance whilst achieving larger targets of climate change resilience, improved connectivity, biodiversity, and integration of sustainable design. Parkview illustrates the benefits that can be yielded by investing in environmental enhancements for existing communities.

Project Details:

Environmental enhancements that transform an iconic Brutalist estate from grey to green.

Client: Peabody

Construction Value: £1.7m

Completion: 2022

Location: Bexley


  • BALI National Landscape Awards 2021, Hard Landscaping (over £500k): Winner
  • Landscape Institute Awards 2021, Excellence in Place Regeneration: Finalist

Image: Simon Abbott