Kensington Links - Matthew Wigan Associates

The Link, Kensington

The Link, Kensington

Matthew Wigan Associates were commissioned by Bouygues UK, to design a significant new piece of public realm for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The landscape links the residential quarter of Latimer Road to the vibrant commercial and retail area of Ladbroke Grove. The development is a mixed-use, including residential, education and leisure.

The design solutions had to successfully resolve the challenge of creating meaningful spaces to three separate buildings, providing a holistic landscape that linked the multiple uses of the space to the broader locality. The importance of the site ensured that high quality materials were used throughout, whilst taking account of the significant number of trees that were to be retained.