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_Rainham Trackway

 

_Marshes Signage

The Trackway is a major new bridge|walkway linking Rainham village to the Thames-side marshes. The walkway is now well bedded-in with self-seeded wildflower cover to the earthworks and new reed growth to the wetlands. Further planned works include additional landscape elements beneath the Trackway and at the entrance to the western marshes.

 

A suite of information boards has been designed for the path network at Rainham. The vitreous enamel signs including maps, and information on the history and wildlife of the marshes are mounted on weathering steel support stands. These complement the wayfinding signage designed by Landroom in collaboration with Studio Frith.

mayor of london on rainham trackway by peter beard landroom

Further detail on the Trackway can be found |here|.


 
  rainham marshes boardwalk by peter beard landroom

Further information can be found |here|.


 

_Rainham Marshes Access +

 

_London after the Green Belt

The latest works completed include new wetlands, paths, boardwalks, bridges, and livestock management infrastructure. The new path link to the river and the new paths and boardwalk north of A13 are now open to free public access. Cattle are now grazing on the west part of the marsh for the first time in over twenty years.

rainham marshes boardwalk by peter beard landroom

The practice is continuing to support funding applications for future phases of the project including a submission to the Greater London Authority's 'Big Green Fund'. Further detail can be found |here|.


 

_Slack Nature

peter beard with a large format camera at american apparel factory

Slack Nature was the second workshop held at Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in October 2012. The intensive 10 day programme for Landscape Architecture students focused on forms of site description and documentation of time-based physical processes. Large format black and white photography and one to one scale drawing were the principle means of description for this collaborative project. A follow-up workshop 'Microtopographies' was held in October 2013. Details of other photographic documentary work can be found |here|.

 

 

 

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The latest edition of AA files no.66 includes an article by Irénée Scalbert featuring an extensive section on recent work on East London's marshes, illustrated by Landroom's projects at Rainham. Landroom's work here includes a teaching base for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at their reserve at Purfleet which received an RIBA national award in May 2011, and was shortlisted for the RIBA's special Stephen Lawrence Award. The buildings provide an base for the reserve's teaching programme, hosting hundreds of schoolchildren each season. Further detail on the project can be found |here|.

 peter beard with a large format camera at american apparel factory 
 

all images and text, except where otherwise credited
© Peter Beard_LANDROOM 2014