We won Kent County Council’s competition to create an exciting outdoor space for activities in Gravesend.
A long, linear park had been created near Gravesend and had been reserved as an outdoor activity space, to include various forms of cycling, skate boarding, equestrian pursuits and walking.
Kent County Council required the services of an architectural firm with a strong grasp of the leisure industry to fulfil their goal of making the park a regional centre for cycling excellence, something we have experience in.
The focal point for visitors to the park is the striking pavilion, which is located within the core activity area. We conceived this area as a ‘street’, along which every visitor to the park will pass. The intention of the design was to provide clear and direct lines of circulation through the building and beyond, creating a fluidity of movement that adds to the sense of cohesion within the scheme, which is mirrored in the highly legible main structure.
Work on the park was completed in 2012