26 Oct 2021
Oxhey Activity Park won the Project of the Year - Special Landscape Design Award and was shortlisted in the Design Excellence category in collaboration with Xsite Architecture.
The awards celebrate schemes across Hertfordshire that are at the forefront of sustainable design and construction. A range of development scales were acknowledged. The judges’ comments at the Building Futures Award included: “This is clearly a very popular new park and an excellent use of a brownfield site. The park delivers exceptional social value for a broad range of users of all ages. It’s an excellent facility with many opportunities to engage with the activities or merely spectate, no matter what age you are. We liked the positioning of the café at one end and the car park at the other, connected by a well-considered series of spaces and a hierarchy of routes which lead you through the park and the many interconnected activity zones.”
Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “I am delighted that this major project led by Watford Borough Council has been recognised by the Building Futures judges. Oxhey Activity Park is already proving to be a very popular place to visit and our investment has transformed the area into an exciting new sport, play and leisure facility. These awards are well deserved recognition for all those who helped design and deliver these wonderful new facilities, with sustainability at the heart of the project.”
In the current climate, Southern Green recognise the importance of sustainable, active, place making. To have transformed the sterile site into an exciting, vibrant unique facility is something we can all be proud of.