24 Sep 2021
Southern Green are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Excellence in Public Health and Wellbeing category for the Landscape Institute Awards 2021. We developed proposals from concept to implementation for a number of unique facilities forming Oxhey Activity Park.
Paul Rabbitts, Head of Parks, Heritage and Culture, at Watford Borough Council, commented:
“This was a complex project for the design team led by Southern Green and we met many obstacles along the way, during design and ultimate execution. Southern Green were exceptional throughout facing each issue as it arose and coming up with solutions. The design of Oxhey Activity Park from concept to delivery was outstanding and the result is that the park now attracts visitors from across the country and overseas. This project is a milestone project – we are immensely proud of it and the immediate success of it."
Facilities cater for all types of boards, bikes, scooters, skates and blades and were designed to maximise participation of all ages, genders and abilities. Each feature has been carefully positioned to encourage users to progress from one space to another as well as try new activities. Southern Green Ltd collaborated with The Freestyle Collective who specialise in Active Places and wheeled sports facilities.
The development also includes a café with a riverside terrace, accessible adventurous play facilities, improved walking and cycling routes as well as range of biodiversity improvements which will enhance the River Colne corridor.