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New project at Millbank, on the Thames in central London

New project at Millbank, on the Thames in central London

We are currently working with architects John McAslan + Partners on the landscape design for their redevelopment of the Millbank Complex, on the Thames in central London.

Our work includes a landscape strategy for the site, and detailed designs for significant areas of public and private space including rear gardens, street frontage, a series of roof terraces and a first-floor courtyard garden. The plans are due to be submitted to Westminster council this month.

Designed by Ronald Ward and Partners and completed in 1963, the grade II-listed Millbank Tower was briefly London’s highest structure, and is regarded as one of London’s most significant post-war buildings.

Inspired by the urban and the riverside context, and the modernist forms of the buildings, our landscape design creates a coherent series of practical spaces which also function as abstract compositions when viewed from the tower above. New planting, paving and lawns with seating and variegated topography will develop their potential as a green lung and a reflective haven for the surrounding buildings.