This prestige residential development of 465 homes at the former Garrison site in Shoeburyness is a mixed-use development that includes restoration and conversion of the former Garrison buildings as well as a substantial element of new build. Liz Lake Associates was invited to produce proposals for a pocket park within the centre of the development.
Landscape architects Liz Lake Associates designed a pocket park and green that will form the centre piece of a high-quality public realm within the new residential development.
The green is orientated to look out towards the sea. It features a restored cannon that was found on the land during preparations for the development. This provides a focal point and is surrounded by circular benches.
The pocket park designed by Liz Lake Associates has created a new, excellent quality, green open space in the public realm for the inhabitants of Gunnery Hill and adjacent areas. The landscape design principles have respected the heritage of the site and the natural biodiversity of the surrounding landscape.