London’s First Floating Pocket Park
There are many beautiful parks in London but this is the first and only one that floats! Designed by Tony Woods Director of Garden Club London, this exciting new park is in the Merchant Square Grand Union Canal, within the Paddington basin.
The park transforms an urban area into a green space, a place for people to relax, unwind and enjoy. It comprises of three separate islands, two of which are connected by a walkway and the other a separate pontoon 12 metres by 3.3 metres.
Cheshire based Europlanters were commissioned to provide the planter material for this unique project. The pontoon was built with interlocking modules made from recycled plastic over a two week period. This was done by using polyethylene modules and interlocking together to make the base of the floating park
The Europlanters team came on board at the end of March starting with fitting almost 200 metres of fibre glass fender to the pontoon. The park was opened in May 2017 as part of the Chelsea fringe.
Most Exciting Project
'This was perhaps the most challenging installation we have done, and it didn’t come without its challenges, but it was by far one of the most exciting projects that we have been involved in’ said Europlanters' Julie Wilkes.
Presentation at Landscape 2017
Director John Wilkes will present a detailed review on this project at 1.45pm on Wednesday this week (20th September) at the Landscape Show in Battersea.
See Europlanters on stand E41 (inside) and CP6 (outside).