Mobile garden city is a temporary community garden located on Taylor Wimpey’s flagship site Chobham Manor in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.
Designed specifically to be movable, the garden takes advantage of a pre-development part of the Chobham Manor site. The garden has been in place since March 2015, there is an expectation that it will remain until March 2018 when construction commences on a permanent community facility.
When this takes place, the garden will move to another area of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The Mobile garden city has been able to provide a community-directed space where residents and community groups have had the opportunity to re-connect with nature. In November 2016, Mobile garden city was awarded highly commended at the Landscape Institute Awards.
It demonstrates sustainability through re-use of materials and technologies such as solar power. Many materials were reused from the Olympic Games, adding longevity to short life items and reducing the environmental impact of this project.
The project plays a key role in the legacy plan following the Games, helping to carry forward the life and vitality of 2012 at an accessible scale, through the era of construction and transition.
Taylor Wimpey and Chobham Manor LLP have been very fortunate to be able to support and assist the development of this vital resource for the new and developing communities across the QEOP, once the Mobile Garden City moves on, Chobham Manor will be building a permanent community facility with access for all.
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