Slade Gardens

Area: 425m2
Status: Planning
Type: Community
Client: Slade Gardens Community Play Association
In 1944 a flying bomb hit houses in Stockwell, London. Killing 11 people, the damage led to the formation of Slade Gardens which became the site for a much loved adventure playground.

This small but important park sits at the junction of three electoral wards representing diverse communities and an important historic conservation area. Conceived as a highly flexible community space, the hub contains the core activities of the Adventure Playground and the One O’clock Club. In addition, these facilities can be combined to create a multi-function space available for an inclusive range of community, cultural and social functions. A café is proposed to serve and enliven the wider park and help generate revenue.