Site-Eye – a prestigious partner of Business Britain – is proud to be involved in the filming of the construction of this new public space in London W2.
The site-specific park offers 730sq m space for up to 120 people and is situated alongside the stylish Merchant Square, a new development in the Paddington Basin on the Grand Union Canal.
The public park was designed by Garden Club London landscape design studio led by the Royal Horticultural Society former gold medallist Tony Woods. It features open lawn areas, densely planted raised borders with nectar-rich plants, communal seating areas and decked platforms and walkways. Bespoke planting has been developed to encourage wildlife to the park which includes a separate island designed to attract ground-nesting birds and waterfowl to feed and nest. Tony Woods commented that “working to design the Floating Pocket Park has been a hugely exciting challenge, not only is this a truly one of a kind garden for London but a huge re-think of the way that we create public space in urban areas”.
Site-Eye has been filming the project since day one, with an aerial 4K camera installed in one of the Merchant Square Penthouses overseeing the whole development. We also sent a photographer to the gardens upon the completion of the project to capture the floating park being enjoyed by the local community. You can see a small clip of the time-lapse in the video above.