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Open House London

When: 16th – 17th September
Brown Hart Gardens, Ladywell Fields, National Army Museum

Several BDP designed buildings and spaces will be open for this year’s Open House London with team members from the projects leading guided tours.

Urbanism Principal Nick Edwards and team will be at Brown Hart Gardens, Westminster, between 10.00 and 13.00 both days to guide and answer questions about their redevelopment of a public square over a listed substation adjacent to Oxford Street. People and plants are key to the rejuvenation of the space, reconfigurable bespoke planters and furniture allow for a wide variety of uses, and the cafe integrates seamlessly with the landscape environment allowing all year round use.

Landscape director Mehron Kirk leads a walking tour of his urban regeneration project at Ladywell Fields, Lewisham at 11.00 on the Saturday discussing the success of this river and park restoration project ten years after completion. He and his team have been upgrading the public spaces in Lewisham with a series of award winning schemes over many years also including Cornmill Gardens and Margaret McMillan Park.

Architect associates Verity Rowsell and David Artis will be at National Army Museum, Chelsea leading tours of the recently reopened museum between 10.30 and 13.00 on the Saturday. At 14.00 they will also present their designs for the refurbishment which included reorganising the public realm and the entrance to the building to create a stronger identity within the streetscape. A radical reordering of the interior creates an atrium space which visually and physically links all floor areas and elements of accommodation and opens up views into and out of the museum.

Three more BDP projects will also be open for Open House London weekend – Hale Village, a high-density major mixed use waterside development, Senate House which has been reconfigured and refurbished in a phased programme of work and the Grade I listed King’s College, London Strand Campus where our heritage team has been working for several years.

Full details of opening times and venues can be found on the Open House London website using the link below.