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Exploratory Park nominated for design award

September 29, 2021

Brent Cross Town’s first green space, the Exploratory Park, has been shortlisted for a national design award.

Aerial view of the Exploratory Park © John Sturrock

The New London Awards, organised by New London Architecture, celebrate high-quality design, planning and construction across the capital, and the impact they can have on people, neighbourhoods and the city.

And the Exploratory Park as been shortlisted for the Meanwhile category, which is for projects that enliven places in the short term while supporting long-term ambitions.

The Exploratory Park opened 12 months ago, and is designed for people of all ages to enjoy. For younger visitors there is a climbing pyramid, seesaw, swings, monkey bars, and a long snaking yellow slide running down the middle. And for older visitors there is outdoor table tennis, workout equipment, and even a basketball court.

The Exploratory Park sits just off Claremont Way. It will remain in place for several years until the new and improved Claremont Park opens permanently. Many of the Exploratory’s trees will become part of that new park too.

Local residents helped design the park with East Architects. You can read more about the Exploratory Park here.

It is part of the wider vision for the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme, which will encompass 50 acres of parks and playing fields.

You can cast your vote for the Exploratory Park in the New London Awards here.