ELGT commissioned HERE+NOW to prepare design options for a new park at the site of Portobello High School. These design options were iterated through an engagement plus design process to result in a final agreed design supported by the client and local people.  

£1M has been set aside to deliver a new park to replace the green space lost due to the development of the new Portobello High School. The ‘final’ footprint for the new Portobello park site was agreed in Jan 2015. The aim is to maximise local knowledge about the historic and cultural significance of the space, design an inclusive outdoor place for visitors and locals to experience, and build in outdoor learning opportunities for the adjacent primary school. 

ELGT ran a series of consultation events on the proposed new park using the three options developed by HERE+NOW. Based on the discussions, we undertook a design process of iteration to offer three viable yet different park designs.


Take a look at other examples of our work and projects.