Thursday, 25 March 2010

Oval Farmers Market

The Oval Partnership would like to thank you again for your continued interest and support, which has enabled us to make exciting progress since the beginning of this year.   You may remember that our goal is to improve the Oval public realm by means of individual projects, and that our current chosen project is the Oval Farmer’s Market and the grounds of St Marks.

We have raised sufficient funding to commission a design for the grounds of the church and the improvement of the market.  After a rigorous selection process we have now (unanimously) appointed the landscape architects who will deliver the consultation and design for this project.

The consultants we have appointed are called Landscape Perspective, and they have teamed up, for this project, with advisors specialising in cultural heritage and listed structures:  This means that both the landscape and long term improvements for the market and St Marks will be considered alongside the need to preserve and enhance the historical nature of the site.  Landscape Perspectives offers broad experience, excellence in design and a good understanding that this project is a part of the larger public realm strategy for the Oval.

We will be holding consultation events during the summer.  They will be held on Saturdays during market hours to enable as many local residents as possible to give their comments.

Ghislaine Stewart

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