Tramway Avenue pocket park opens for spring
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If you’re looking for somewhere new to top up your tan and enjoy an ice cream, a new pocket park in Stratford could be just the place.
Located at the junction of Tramway Avenue and West Ham Lane, it is the second pocket park to open, following Roof East’s launch last year.
The Tramway Avenue park, which is 500 square metres in size, includes large oak planters and benches.
It is the result of a project by Groundwork London, in connection with Stratford Renaissance Partnership and Newham Council, that began in November 2013.
Landscape architect Matthew Conlon Perry said: “This new public space has created a green focal point and new meeting place for pedestrians in Stratford.
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“In time the climbers and other plants will establish providing a greener, more interesting space for locals to enjoy in the bustle of Stratford town centre.”
Throughout the park’s development, people living and working in the area were consulted, with the design reflecting the area’s heritage as a former tramway.
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Development work also included the harvesting of rain water from an adjacent pub roof and surfacing improvements around the base of the trees.