Camden hands idverde the contract to create a new park at Alfred Place

Camden Council has awarded the contract to create a new public open space in Fitzrovia to its parks maintenance contractor idverde. How the new park at Alfred Place could look according to illustrations produced by LDA Design. The works to create the new park at Alfred Place will begin in September and be completed by …

Playgrounds, places of worship, and community buildings close in Fitzrovia due to Covid-19 pandemic

Crabtree Fields sign.

Playgrounds, community buildings and places of worship in Fitzrovia have closed to protect public health because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The closures came ahead of the government's announcement that all but essential workers must stay at home and follows the closure of schools, pubs, cafes and restaurants to stop people from spreading the virus.The …

‘FIFA approved’ 5-a-side pitch draws a crowd of supporters and opponents

Astro Turf pitch.

A new playing surface at a sports pitch in Fitzrovia will revitalise the public open space says a youth charity but opponents say that football is being favoured over other sports and local children's playtime at the ground is being cut. Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) has taken over the management of The Warren sports pitch under a license from Camden …

Is central London’s new square a public open space or a corporate plaza with petty rules?

Street sign saying Pearson Square W1, City of Westminster.

Property developer Exemplar boasts that its Fitzroy Place scheme has the first new public square in central London for over 100 years. But members of the public have been told they are not allowed to sit down and eat a sandwich there. In fact Pearson Square which has City of Westminster signs on it may be a …

Proposals for Arthur Stanley House are unacceptable say community groups

Computer graphic of building.

Plans for the redevelopment of a former hospital building in Tottenham Street have been criticised as unacceptable and will fail to comply with borough and local strategic plans to deliver housing and public open space. The proposals which were unveiled at a public exhibition in November are for a mostly office development with only two affordable housing …

Refurbishment of Warren open space finally completed

Playground and open space.

Works to improve The Warren open space at the north end of Whitfield Street have this week been completed with a newly refurbished public area, toddler play space and multi-use games pitch. The works were due to be completed in the early summer, however difficulties were encountered due to a large amount of reinforced concrete being …

Camden’s West End Project consultation

Road and construction site.

Camden Council are currently consulting on plans for the Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street area. Known as Camden's West End Project the public consultation will continue until Friday 1 August 2014. The proposals are the biggest single project undertaken by Camden and have been ten years in the making. The scheme will cost £32m and work …

Consultation ahead of improvements to The Warren open space

By News Reporters Camden Council are seeking the views of local people before improvements are made to The Warren playground and open space at Whitfield Place. Camden have commissioned landscape architects Land Use Consultants Limited to draw up plans. The Warren is one of three public open spaces in Fitzrovia.  There will be a public meeting …

Cutting of 25-year-old holly bush in Crabtree Fields is an act of vandalism

By News Reporters Camden Council has allowed Fitzrovia's best-loved public garden to be vandalised by a group of unsupervised workers who were turned loose with saws and tools to prune trees and bushes. Crabtree Fields is a small public open space squeezed between Charlotte Street and Whitfield Street and was created as a result of …