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Springfield Village development advances 32-acre public park and youth shelter

Wednesday 15 December 2021

The project will deliver new mental health facilities, 800 new homes across South West London, funding for local transport infrastructure, shops and land for a new school. 

Kajima’s joint venture with Sir Robert McAlpine saw the planting of the first trees at our Springfield village development. The JV are working to create a new 32-acre park at the development to boost local biodiversity, with plans to plant over 700 trees across the site. The park will bring local amenities to the town such as a pavilion café, community and sensory gardens, play areas, areas for informal sports and a youth shelter designed by local students.

Richard Coe, Project Director at Kajima and JV partner commented: “The development of the park has been a fascinating journey, working through the design, gaining planning permission and working with the Tree Officer at Wandsworth Council. Pat Langley has been a joy to work with, an incredible depth of knowledge, there is nothing about trees that Pat does not know and he has worked with the team to get to this point.

At times like this it is very rewarding to reflect – we are delivering a great new park for Wandsworth and London. Springfield Park will be open to everyone. It will be a destination available to the community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty-five days a year. A lot of people will get pleasure from the park and that feels great”.

In addition to the recent tree planting, the team held a workshop with Design and Technology students from St John Bosco College, including the winning designer for the Hangout Youth Shelter that will be located in the new Springfield Park. The students worked with the team and landscape architects, Barton Willmore, to develop the initial collaborative design into construction.

The JV aim to open the park in three stages to the public between spring 2023 and summer 2025.