A central part of DK-CM's Barkingside Town Centre improvements, Barkingside Town Square creates a new civic space in-between Fullwell Cross Library & Leisure Centre. The approach has been to bring qualities of these buildings' interiors into the public realm. The new loggia is a 'flattened' 1:1 replica of the adjacent library's clerestory windows, whilst the new leisure centre entrance is an extension of the lobby's black terrazzo, transformed into a stage and focal point for the whole square. A new balcony terrace has been added to the library, updating its access for current legislation whilst giving it an outdoor space of its own for both formal and informal use.

The space now hosts musical performances, theatre, promotional events, and DK-CM are now working with the borough to develop a market for the space.

Client London Borough of Redbridge / Greater London Authority
Value £2m (Barkingside Town Centre)
Dates 2012-2014
Collaborators JMP, Europa, eHRW

Special Mention European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016
Commended New London Awards 2015: The Mayor's Prize
Shortlisted New London Awards 2015: Public Spaces Category
Nominated Civic Voice Awards 2015


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Pages from Gibberd's 'Town Design'