Hackney Marshes Masterplan



The Masterplan for Hackney Marshes addresses three principal issues. Firstly, it enhances the sporting, recreational and ecological profile of the Marshes. Secondly, it provides pedestrian, cycle and other links to nearby communities. Thirdly, it capitalises on the investment in the adjacent Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and connects to it wherever appropriate. The number, size and orientation of football pitches is reconfigured and augmented by new provision for rugby and cricket. New and enhanced access is provided to the adjacent River Lea and the Lea Navigation for water based recreation and wildlife observation. The large new plantations of woodland and meadow trees have been planted with the help of local volunteer groups. Biodiversity is substantially increased around the margins of the Marshes by creating diverse new habitats. All of these initiatives are driven by the needs and aspirations of the stakeholders.

Client

London Borough of Hackney

Date

2007 to 2009

Team

Buro Happold, multi disciplinary engineer / EDAW, ecology / Simon Fenton Partnership, quantity surveyor