Jon Sheaff and Associates have been commissioned to develop a new masterplan for Stoke Newington’s West Reservoir.
The reservoir has a unique landscape setting in a densely populated and rapidly evolving north-east London neighbourhood. The reservoir currently offers water-based sailing and swimming opportunties for residents, provided by ‘Better’ on behalf of Hackney Council. But the development of the adjoining Woodberry Down estate and the creation of a bio-diversity focused landscape around the adjoining East Reservoir have highlighted the need to extend the range of offers for residents.
The masterplan will focus on assessing and simplifying access, improving circulation and connectivity and on expanding access to and use of the water.
Jon Sheaff commented: ‘West Reservoir is a unique landscape that is currently largely hidden from local people. We are very excited to have been given the opportunity to open up this fantastic space to greater use and to reinforcing and diversifying the range of leisure oppportunities that the reservoir has to offer.’