Sunday, October 23, 2011

Alternative visions for Convoys Wharf: Friday 4 November

Deptford is... have announced a date for a showcase of proposals for the Convoy's Wharf site that they would like to see incorporated into the overall design.

Deptford Presents...Alternative visions for the King's Yard
Friday 4th November
6.30-10pm, Presentation at 7pm
The Master Shipwright's House
Watergate Street SE8 3JF

The organisers say, "With elements ranging from local to international significance, and opportunities for education, work and leisure, Deptford Presents proposals which have the capacity to inform and infuse the wider design to create a world class place for London."

Inspired by the wealth of heritage on the site, suggestions include: building a Restoration warship using traditional and modern ship-building skills (based on two highly successful European projects which rejuvenated the fortunes of the towns they are based in, bringing skilled jobs, tourism and community pride); and recreating the historic garden of John Evelyn's Sayes Court as a fantastic public space.

To get a preview of these ideas have a look at these 'Deptford Is...' links:

The Hermione Project
Rebuilding the 18th century ship, the Hermione, at Rochefort, France

Sayes Court Garden campaign
Imagine walking through this garden...

© Modelling by Robert Bagley and Roo Angel 2011

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