Robert Bray Associates won the 2017 Landscape Institute President’s Award for their work on the Bridget Joyce Square Community Rainpark project. The project is a community-driven scheme that sits between a school and two playgrounds in White City, West London. Previous road and parking facilities at the site made school pick-up and drop-off difficult, and caused crossing hazards for children. In addition, due to its location within the famously capacity-exceeding Counters Creek sewer catchment, the road was highly susceptible to surface water flooding. Local residents and the school head teacher instigated the project. The finished project delivers a safe passage to school for children and a place for parents to meet, as well as a landscape that is resilient to unpredictable climatic events.
The project was described as demonstrating an exemplary approach to partnership working. More information can be found here.