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The Roundway, Haringey

A series of symbiotic and playable spaces for a residential development in North London 

Project Type:

Public realm/landscape strategy

Project Status:



Lead Architect: 

Landscape Architect: Campbell Cadey


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Our landscape strategy for The Roundway aims to create a series of symbiotic spaces that will improve wellbeing for residents and enhance the public realm. A number of high-quality, urban green spaces already exist in the space--one of which is Tower Gardens which was one of the first garden suburbs in the world. 


In order to accommodate the existing aesthetic, our strategy draws inspiration from the materials, surrounding spaces, communal front gardens, allotments and play areas already in use. 


Our aim is to provide communal amenity spaces that add to, rather than replicate, the existing provision. The site currently sits as a break in what is otherwise a lush landscape. The proposed development creates visual links throughout the site as well as serving to enhance the streetscape. 

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CGI views of communal amenity spaces © Cityscape Digital

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Proposed masterplan

The overall objectives of the landscape strategy are to:


·       Provide greater identity to Basildon Town Centre

·       Introduce a range of activities that increase occupation and activation of the public realm

·       Provide a variety of valuable and multi-functional residential amenity spaces

·       Increase biodiversity and sensory engagement through a rich planting palette

·       Utilise a high-quality design approach that enhances the identity of the residential offer

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Proposed masterplan section

CGI views of public realm landscape strategy © Cityscape Digital

We carefully considered the site conditions and put together a series of symbiotic multi-generational and multi-functional spaces that enhance the town centre for both residents and visitors. Our designs use highly playable features such as water, green spaces and dynamic materials to reinvigorate the public realm for all ages.  

Existing materiality of Basildon

Proposed masterplan section

Illustrative view of terrace

Our planting proposals create a series of multi-functional spaces that are designed in response to the site context and the proposed architecture. The proposals aim to enhance the town centre experience for both the residents and the public while taking into consideration a number of issues, such as the ecological value of the scheme and the need for low maintenance. The proposed planting across the scheme aims to improve biodiversity through the provision of permeable paving, the design of blue roofs, and the use of planting species that attract wildlife.


The result is a playful yet robust scheme that aims to reinvigorate the variety of spaces in the town centre. 

Illustrative views

Basildon Town Centre illustrations by Andrew Cadey