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Belvedere and Erith marsh_

Belvedere masterplan drawing
Development masterplan for Crossness nature reserve.
project_type . area_wide environmental programme . client . London Borough of Bexley . date . 2008_11 . value . £10,000,000 . status . complete

The practice played a key role within the delivery team for this major package of environmental works covering Erith marsh and the neighbouring Belvedere industrial area. The overall aim is to support investment and job creation through addressing a range of significant practical and environmental problems. There are five main areas of focus to investment: highway infrastructure improvements | including a new link road providing enhanced vehicle access to local businesses; dyke restoration and associated public realm | works to the dyke network to improve problems of surface water management, wetland habitats, and general quality of public realm; Thames waterfront improvements |

works to the Thames Path including strategic planning of additional access points, interpretation, way-finding etc.; area-wide public realm and access | a series of measures to improve foot and cycle access throughout the project area including links to public transport and access onto and across the marshes; Erith marshes nature reserve and visitor hub | strategic planning of nature reserve facilities and design of new small-scale building elements including a new boardwalk and stable building.

Schematic of proposed barn owl and bat tower for Crossness nature reserve.
Schematic of proposed barn owl and bat tower for Crossness nature reserve.
Coloured footpath marker, text by Sarah Butler, typography by Studio Frith.
Path marker, text by Sarah Butler, typography by Studio Frith
New stable building with reed-filled ditch in foreground.
New stable building.
  The Inner Thames Marshes
. aveley marsh
. marshland discovery zone
. rainham marsh
. rainham bridges
. the trackway
. south thames marshes
. belvedere and crossness
  Greenspace Strategies
. wildspace masterplan
. east london green grid
  London Riverside
. dagenham dock
. beam reach
  Public Realm
. royal docks
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© Peter Beard_LANDROOM 2020