West Herndon Playing Fields Competition


Aerial view of site


Designing a Transformational Green Space for a Local Community


Sponsor: London Borough of Barnet (LBB), in partnership with the Landscape Institute (LI)
Type: open, international, two-stage
Language: English        
Fee: none

30th August 2022 – Deadline for Stage 1
30th Aug – 2nd Sept 2022 – Submissions Judging
Shortlisted entrants notified Week of 5th – 11th September 2022
Unsuccessful entrants notified Week of 5th – 11th September 2022
12th Sept 2022 – Shortlisted entrants invited to prepare Stage 2 entries

13 Oct 2022 – Deadline for Stage 2 Submissions
Winner announced Week of 31st October – 6th November 2022
On submission of a compliant entry each shortlisted entrant will receive an honorarium of £10,000.
Note: The client intends to award the contract for the design of the site to the winner of the competition.
Total project budget: £18.8m
Jury: TbD
Design Challenge
The competition seeks design proposals for a wide-ranging and comprehensive package of improvements to transform the West Hendon Playing Fields from its current form to an exemplary destination park. West Hendon Playing Fields is a large public open space located in the London Borough of Barnet near to West Hendon. The park contains a range of amenities and facilities including two tennis courts, a popular playground, and football pitches, all set within a traditional park setting – making it one of the largest recreation grounds in Barnet. There is a significant ecological contribution from the site itself and its surroundings. The site has been identified for investment in facilities, access, and its identity.
There are clear opportunities to develop facilities and services that not only meet local need for improved sports and community facilities, but exploit the unique nature and location of the site, particularly linked to its Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designation. As well as developing a new sports hub and community facilities for local residents, there is an opportunity to improve basic pedestrian and cycle route connections to and around the wider site

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