16 Aug 2016
Banks of the Thames to come to landscape life in Battersea
More than £800,000 will be spent on creating a new playground, entrance, garden and seating in Battersea Park in plans unveiled by Wandsworth Council to spend money made from hosting Formula E races for two years. As part of this scheme, the long-awaited landscape creation designed by David Keary will take centre stage: The Battersea Park Promontory Garden.
Keary, director of Keary Design Associates, is thankful that the project may now finally become reality: “We saw this as a great opportunity to get involved with such a prestigious project – it gave us a chance to demonstrate our design skills to a new audience. I am really pleased that we will finally be able to see our design take shape on the banks of the Thames and that the resulting landscape will open up public access to some stunning vistas across the Park, the river and Albert Bridge.”
Community services spokesman Councillor Jonathan Cook said: “Thanks to this funding, and to a generous donation too from the Friends of Battersea Park, we will be able to deliver a range of improvements that will be enjoyed by visitors for many, many years to come.”