A Look At The Future Of Burgess Park

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 103 months ago
A Look At The Future Of Burgess Park


The two shortlisted designs for a £6 million facelift for Burgess Park between Walworth and Camberwell, south London, have been unveiled.

The image above shows the entry by LDA Design, which opens up the park's wide spaces and prioritises wildlide and cultural events. The rival sketch comes from Gillespies, and takes a more radical approach, factoring in a lakeside amphitheatre and outdoor gyms.The commission for this 46-hectare park has turned out to be a popular one: the council received 112 expressions of interest when the project was first tendered. Once the winner has been announced next month, following public consultation, it's expected to be completed ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

Last Updated 20 October 2009


Anything that makes the park a go go area instead of a NO GO area has gotta be welcomed. It takes a lot to spook me, but Burgess Park as it is is dead scary.


I've U75'd this image to bring it into line with reality.



Some developments to Burgess Park are to be welcomed. Currently it's not as "bad" as others have suggested, The lovely cafe at Chumleigh gardens(currently being refurbished)has been around for some time now. The lake near Corbourg primary school has always been good for fishing and wild life. It's a large park with some good and not so good points. It also hosts the wonderful Carnaval del pueblo every summer. It's far from a hoody infested dead scary place as it is, as with ALL areas in any major cities one has to be aware what they're doing and at what time of day. My only concern having thus far seen two CGI images of the proposals, is how bland nd uninspiring they seem to be, surely £6 million can get us something better?