Shepherds Bush Green
- Sector: Community & Education
- Client: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
- Location: Shepherd’s Bush, London
- Status: Completed 2018
Working with the Friends of Shepherd’s Bush Green (FOSBG) and Wellstudio, another architects firm that specialises in creating spaces which support mental and physical wellbeing and community, we have devised a plan that will completely transform the western edge of Shepherd’s Bush Green.
Our designs incorporate a winding pathway through the green that link up different spaces, all of which have been designed to improve health and wellbeing. We want to encourage people to cycle through or just wander along. At the heart of the project is a community garden, with large circular raised beds and built-in seating so that people can enjoy being surrounded by plants. There will also be space for an allotment.
We’ve introduced an outdoor gym and right at the centre of the plan is a dedicated area for yoga classes. At either end of the space are the more sociable areas designed to encourage that sense of togetherness. There’s space for a mobile coffee van and at the other end a sunken stepped seating space opposite the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, which we hope will be a great spot for meeting friends before going to a gig.
You can read more about the project here.