Ealing has awarded a number of students in a competition to generate fresh ideas for upgrades to local green spaces.
Students from the Writtle College School of Design visited Ealing Town Hall to collect their awards after winning the competition. Around 24 students took part in the competition, which involved them working in groups of two or three to respond to a council design brief.
Tin-Tin Azure and Andy Cunningham won with their proposal to upgrade Woodend Wireless Station and Ros Hering and Junko Horiuchi received an award for their redevelopment ideas for Greenford Recreation Ground.
Students were asked to respond to site issues and local consultation results, and to come up with ways to make the spaces more attractive for residents within a limited budget.
Both winning entries focussed on creating a vibrant, sociable destination that was inclusive of local residents as well as the wider community.
The council was so impressed that it intends to review the winning proposals in greater detail.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “These students have used this competition to design some transformational proposals, which have impressed on quality and clarity of the vision for these sites.”
The students also toured the council’s redevelopment works currently under way at Walpole Park, to help them get a better understanding of the process after the design stage of a project.