The Regents Canal and the Kingsland Basin. UK

Concept Design

Landscape Architecture

“The objectives of the landscape strategy are to improve both the amenity value of the site and the quality of the public realm.”

As part of the London Plan’s ‘Blue Ribbon Network’ which identifies open water spaces as a principle component of London’s public realm. The objectives of the landscape strategy was to improve both the amenity value of the site and the quality of the public realm.


This is achieved by creating improved public access to the basin and creating a quality environment with the use of appropriate wharf associated materials, that sets out to respect and enhance the unique character through layout, design, boundary treatments, planting and connectivity.

The landscape strategy covers the principles of the design for an improved public realm, increased habitat value, improved access to the Canal Basin and the design of a series of courtyard spaces for public and communal use within the site.

At the time Urbanlogic’s Director Ian J Vincent’s input was provided to deliver an integrated urban design and landscape masterplan including public realm design guidelines.

In addition to the landscape strategy masterplan, Ian was also involved in the concept plans to improve the public realm environment of Kingsland Road with potential pavement widening and tree planting including an improved overlooked street frontage.


At the time project consultants were Whitelaw Turkington

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