William Morris Garden / Lloyd Park
Plincke are lead consultants for the £6 million design and restoration of Lloyd Park, in East London, including the grounds of the William Morris Gallery. The project seeks to create a balance between restoring the park’s many historic features – including a medieval moat and island whilst creating a wide range of recreation, play, and sporting opportunities to meet the needs of its 1 million annual visitors. The park is located with a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse community. Extensive consultation, including focus groups with those sections of the community who might be considered excluded or under-represented in other forms of consultation has been undertaken to ensure that the proposals have a high level of endorsement at the grass roots level.
The William Morris Gallery is the only public museum devoted to William Morris – with an internationally important collection of work by Morris and others from the Arts & Crafts movement. The collection is housed in his childhood home, an 18th century building Listed by English Heritage for its historical importance. Lloyd Park was once the grounds associated with the house. New features include a children’s play area, improved recreational facilities, and historical gardens.
Plincke prepared both the successful Stage 1 & Stage 2 applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund: Parks for People Programme.