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Project Description

Alexandra Road Park is a series of play spaces located within a listed 1.7-hectare park landscape in Camden, London.

Erect Architecture, working in collaboration with project landscape architects J & L Gibbons, designed four new play spaces for the site, which referenced historic play features but reinterpreted them in a contemporary way.

Erect architecture provided conceptual designs, initial construction drawings, and a series of connection details engineered by Jane Wernick Associates. From these Duncan & Grove created a 3D model to fabricate the main steel structure.

The main play space consisted of a series of self-supporting isosceles triangles filled in with nets, ropes, monkey bars, and climbing struts.

Duncan & Grove managed the steel fabrication, installation, and on-site welding; installed the timber elements, the nets and ropes, and liaised with the independent play inspector for the structure to be passed as EN 1176 compliant.

Location – Camden, London
Client – LB Camden and Heritage Lottery Fund
Cost – £85k

Architect – Erect Architecture
Engineer – Jane Wernick Associates
Contractor – Ground Control
Play Manufacturer – Duncan & Grove
Play Safety – RoSPA

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