The Common Plan for Claridge Way realises a moment in an ongoing dialogue between residents and local institutions as they take increasing ownership of their public space.
Claridge Way is a green artery running through the Moorings, one of the most densely populated parts of Thamesmead. Through conversations, hands-on workshops, a giant tea party and virtual reality design sessions, we captured a wide range of ambitions in a Common Plan.
Rather than an overall ‘master’ vision, this document reflects the multiple points of view which emerge from our creative dialogue with Moorings residents, together with specific measures including:
- new benches for seating and body weight exercises
- new fences, back gates and planters for adjoining residents
- a new primary school gardening club
- 800m of playful line markings
- a woodland adventure walk
- a wildflower bee road
Together, these measures attempt to re-connect local people with their
environment and to encourage them to take ownership of public spaces.