Unlocking the true potential of the River

  • Project: River Stort, Harlow - Waterspace Strategy
  • Client: Harlow Renaissance & British Waterways
  • Scale: 8km stretch of river

Lathams highlighted key opportunities and constraints before developing concepts to inform Harlow District Council’s emerging Local Development Framework. Our ideas included creating mini destinations, improving access and identity and celebrating gateways to the water.

A wide range of water-based uses and activities are proposed including floating restaurants and classrooms, community boats, a new pedestrian bridge and link from Harlow Station to the north of the river, water taxis, trip boats, fishing pegs and landscape/ecological improvements.

Lathams role included leading a series of design workshops with stakeholders and the local community, in order to listen to concerns and wishes and tease out the best solutions to reinvigorate the river corridor.

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