Jubilee Gardens

Jubilee Gardens reopened to commemorate both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Originally part of the Festival of Britain site, the location had been long-neglected. The newly-transformed space features an undulating landscape with heights varying by 3m across the site, and gently winding paths bounded by granite sets, big enough to be used as seating. Careful integration of architectural landscaping and civil engineering strategy was key to the success of the project, such as the improved drainage network across the site with controlled filtration to the Thames.