Thornton Heath roundabout is a busy, vehicle-dominated space almost inaccessible to the pedestrian. This design, the subject of a limited competition organised by the London Borough of Croydon (including Timpson Manley/edaw, Birds Portchmouth & Russum), sought to reclaim the site of the pond (the focal point of Thornton Heath) as a pedestrian retreat and destination. Inspired by water insects and the formation of heathland, the scheme suggests a new landmark - a collection of objects including a lightweight canopy, water walls, cast-iron 'pavement' (by sculptor Charles Hadcock) and landscape elements (by landscape architect Lynn Kinnear).
CLIENT: London Borough of Croydon
PROCTOR MATTHEWS TEAM: James Burch, William Burges, Andrew Matthews, Stephen Proctor, Eleanor Suess, with George Harper
LIGHTING CONSULTANT: Speirs & Major
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Price & Myers
M&E ENGINEER: Max Fordham & Partners
SCULPTOR: Charles Hadcock
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Kinnear Landscape Architects