Warwick-based design group Woodhouse has created the street furniture for the new £13m Thames Barrier Park in east London, opened last Wednesday by London mayor Ken Livingstone.
The 9ha development features Woodhouse’s GEO range of products, including timber benches, decorative railings, galvanised steel cycle racks and bins.
The materials were selected for their maintenance-free properties. “The emphasis is on detail rather than fussy decoration,” says a Woodhouse spokesman.
Ken Livingstone says: “The Thames Barrier Park demonstrates how an integrated approach to physical regeneration can breathe new life into an area in great need of revitalisation.”