masterplan . bretons park havering . with RGA

This masterplan, for Havering Council, was a collaboration with Richard Griffths Architects. The aim was to use economic regeneration as a means to structure and fund the development of a 50-acre greenspace in outer London. At the centre is a grade 2 listed house, Bretons Manor, surrounded by a flat landscape consisting mostly of a capped-over sewage works. Our proposal was to refashion the surroundings as a tripartite axial baroque landscape arranged in the manner of a pat d’oie (goose’s foot). Each axis would lead to one of the economic regenerators of the park – football centre, preschool/forest school, enterprise hub. The manor house itself would become the cultural heart of the area. The new axis would be framed by a regenerated scrub and meadow wilderness. .