Lea Riverside is a public walkway to help make cycling and walking a viable option as part of Newham’s bid to become carbon neutral by 2030.
|Project||Lea Riverside Walkway,|
|Client||London Borough of Newham|
|Landscape Architect:||We Made That|
|Design / Product||Pueblo Seating|
The project will make cycling and walking be a viable method of transportation in the area by avoiding the busy A13 bridge over the River Lea. As part of this new walkway, it was decided to place benches and seating along the route for users to enjoy the green space and relative peace.
Despite the regeneration of the greater Canning Town area to be focused on the finance and service industries, the area has strong industrial heritage. Therefore, the client wanted to reflect this heritage. One of the methods to achieve this was to select related street furniture. We were able to offer benches from our Pueblo collection which have a strong post-industrial feel as they look as if they are made from old wooden foundation piles or railway sleepers.
The Pueblo bench is manufactured in the UK out of English Oak grown in North Yorkshire. The relatively small transport distance and environmental credentials of using Oak (long lifespan) both concur with the overarching project aims of reducing carbon emissions. Also, the Pueblo collection has a strong post-industrial aesthetic.