The Leaway is the first phase in delivering this park, in tackling the most challenging physical severances that affect the Lea River Park, these projects fulfil a key-enabling role. By providing the backbone of the emerging park, the Leaway will be instrumental in creating and assembling 235ha of new and improved public open space within the Lower Lea Valley.
This requires the delivery of a series of infrastructural and public realm projects to overcome key disconnections down the valley. These first phase projects have been designed in detail and are going to be delivered in the next few years.
Projects have ranged from new bridges spanning the Lea, developing proposals for visitor centres to the delivery of new riverside landscapes. Alongside individual projects 5th studio continued to provide an overarching design advisory role, helping to coordinate this cross-borough project and its integration into the regeneration of the Lower Lea Valley.