Parks Are A Major Part Of London Regeneration Schemes

Posted 30 November 2020 by Keith Osborne

There are many impressive parks and public spaces being created in regeneration schemes across the capital...

Lockdown has had a profound effect on the way many of us consider our home and the place we live. Exceptional spring weather in particular highlighted the value of outside space.

For some, this has led to hunting for a new home with its own space, be it balcony, terrace or garden, and for those who want and need city life, the appeal of living within a regeneration of an undervalued part of London has demonstrated the importance of enhancing or creating delightful public spaces.

The first residents have now moved into Beam Park, Countryside’s 3,000-home regeneration scheme in east London, on the border of the Boroughs of Havering, and Barking & Dagenham. As well as the new homes, the first phase of Beam Park is delivering a three-form-entry primary school and a new park which will include play areas for children and serve as an exciting community space for residents.

This is the first of many new parks at the development, with 44% of the Beam Park masterplan having been allocated for publicly accessible, green, open space, including a 3.5-hectare central linear park that runs through the development and which incorporates the River Beam.

One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are available, starting from £240,000 and with London Help to Buy. Find out more at


Clarendon is a major regeneration scheme and will provide more than 1,700 new homes once complete. As part of Phase 1, Hornsey Park Place, St William delivered a new park named Hornsey Park which features a play area and was opened by councillors on the 29 October.

The development is located between four Zone 3 stations – Wood Green, Turnpike Lane, Hornsey and Alexandra Palace – providing outstanding connectivity in to, and around, central London. King’s Cross, Moorgate, Islington and Old Street can all be reached in 20 minutes.

Designed by LDA Design, Clarendon will provide 22 pockets of public space and private courtyards for both residents and the local community to enjoy, including a new park (Hornsey Park). Clarendon is surrounded by cultural and social attractions, including the Victorian suburb of Hornsey, the iconic Alexandra Palace and its park, the leafy village of Crouch End and the charm of Muswell Hill.

Residents’ facilities include a concierge, gymnasium and residents’ lounge. A swimming pool, spa and sauna will be available in the latter phases. Right now there is a range of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes for sale, with prices between £449,000 and £716,000. Help to Buy will be available on selected properties from summer 2020. Find out more at [email protected]

Greenwich Millennium VillageGreenwich Millennium Village

A sustainable development that has been 20 years in the making, Greenwich Millennium Village, in Greenwich, south-east London, will include the kinds of amenities that every thriving community requires, including many green spaces and parkland.

A new phase, 67 Park Central, has just launched, offering 115 new apartments will occupy a prime position over the development’s various parks and green spaces including Southern Park, the four-acre Ecology Park and Swan Lake. Each home is guaranteed private outdoor space in the form of a balcony, terrace or ‘courtyard garden’ with many apartments benefitting from dual-aspect views. Within this new residential building, a central podium garden, which includes a communal square and children’s play area, offer an escape from city life right on residents’ doorsteps.

Connecting the village to the Thames, a ‘green corridor’ acts as the development’s membrane throughout, while picturesque lakes, ponds, marshland, meadows, woodland and beaches transport residents and visitors out of the city. With plenty to explore by foot or on bike, the entire peninsula boasts 50 acres of parkland making Greenwich Millennium Village one of the most sustainable communities in London.

Prices at Greenwich Millennium Village begin from £419,995 for a one-bedroom apartment. Find out more at

Bollo Brook ParkBollo Brook Park

A new park, Bollo Brook Park, opened in October 2020 at Acton Gardens, Countryside and L&Q’s flagship regeneration of the South Acton Estate in West London, which is delivering more than 3,400 new homes over 15 years.

Bollo Brook Park is a large, 0.5-hectare, urban park that now offers a range of sports, health and wellbeing activities, and is part of 4.69 hectares of new parks and play areas that are being created across the development.

The park borders Hawthorn, a new phase of Acton Gardens, where apartments surround a landscaped courtyard and benefit from multiple facilities nearby, including a new doctor’s surgery, children’s nursery and community centre. One-bedroom apartments start from £465,000 and two-bedroom apartments from £600,000, with London Help to Buy available. Find out more at


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