Southmere Lake was constructed as part of the original Thamesmead plan in the 1960’s and now forms part of the emerging green infrastructure network which is at the heart of the regeneration strategy for Thamesmead.
In response to the context of significant new development, the practice was commissioned to undertake a holistic study which explored options for lake improvements. Key objectives were to improve water quality, enhance bio-diversity and recreation and enable better access to the water. Options included substantial new reed bed planting, modifications to lake edge treatment including a new boardwalk crossing and significant planting. The preferred option was developed through a detailed design process, working hand-in-hand with engineers, ecologists and water specialists and the scheme is currently under construction.
CGI images courtesy of Chris Wadsworth