Bridget Joyce up for an award

bridget joyce squareAn innovative flood prevention project that will create a ‘green oasis’ for residents in the heart of White City has been shortlisted for an award.

Bridget Joyce Square was opened in Australia Road last November by Hammersmith & Fulham Council. The new space not only provides a focal point for the local community to gather and host events, but also has environmental benefits, by reducing flood risk and boosting biodiversity.

“In Bridget Joyce Square we have created a new space that residents of White City can make their own,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.

“It is a place where families and children can meet, play or explore and offers much needed respite from the surrounding concrete, so I am delighted that this innovative scheme has been shortlisted for such a prestigious award.”

Bridget Joyce Square features special water-retaining basins and permeable paving to reduce flood risk, while improving amenity and biodiversity with a variety of planted trees and shrubs. It also has an open space for hosting community events.

The scheme, which will serve as a blueprint for more similar projects in the borough, has now been shortlisted for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London Civil Engineering Awards 2016, which recognise engineering excellence in the capital.

 

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