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Devons Estate
2006–2007

Date
2006–2007

Name Of Project
Devons Estate

Client’s Name
Poplar HARCA

Category
Public

A fully participatory design process led to the transformation of this 0.3 hectare public courtyard in the Devons Estate, Bow with multiple opportunities for play and social interaction for the whole community.

‘So far the facility has been greatly received by residents. They are very pleased with the finished project and it is used regularly, not only by the local community but by organized groups for football tournaments. The design is standing up very well against usage and there have been no reported issues of vandalism.’
-Lorraine Roach, Senior project Manager, Poplar HARCA

‘The Devons space overall has been a great success. Young people and adults see it most importantly as their space to use and take care of. It has been well used by a mix of young people (different ages) and adults, with young people coordinating their own sports tournament and community events’
-Diane Peters, Street for Growth

The project is a result of a collaborative working involving:

Fluid Architects | Specialists in participatory design, visioning and urban strategies.

Streets for Growth | A frontline community engagement organization, specializing in youth leadership development and sustained neighbourhood transformation.

Bold Creative | An award winning creative agency harnessing gritty stories and experiences to educate, inspire and unlock the true potential of young people.

Poplar HARCA | Estate housing association and project funder.