The Big Parks Project
The Big Parks Project, now known as Centenary Park, was community led to create a new recreation destination in Peacehaven, a coastal town just east of Brighton. A highly sustainable project designed for the entire community to include a central activity café, two playgrounds, cycle paths, skate park and sports facilities. The park adjoins the South Downs National Park providing a natural gateway to exploring the wider countryside.
This award-winning project also saw the redevelopment of the community hub building, extensive wildflower seeding, indigenous landscaping and early planting of the community orchard.
Lewes District Council
Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Contract Administrator
Allen Scott Landscape Architects / Kaner Olette Architects
JCT Standard Building Contract with Contractors Design
The park has two magical playgrounds. The first is a toddler playground with its giant wood carved dragon, a peek a boo wall and the second an adventure playground for older children boasting a magnificent acorn tower and the biggest swing you’ve ever seen!
Much care was taken to make the park as environmentally friendly as possible using traditional materials and methods. Among other awards the park was highly commended by Sussex Heritage Trust in the Public and Community Section.
South East England RIBA Regional Awards 2016
Regional Finalist for the Civic Trust Awards 2018
Constructing Excellence Awards 2015
Architect Journal Retrofit Awards 2015
Sussex Heritage Trust 2016
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