The design of the park has been guided by a set of principles which include environmental, social and economic aims, to encourage social spaces, improve connectivity; aid economic vibrancy; be accessible and inclusive; and create real opportunities for play, leisure, exercise and sport. These principles come together to create a beautiful local park that attracts a wide range of people, enabling it to become a core part of the emerging neighbourhood.
Environmentally the design aims to maximise its natural qualities, more than 300 new trees have been planted. Wildflower meadows mix with a strong theme of water including a large pond fed by swales. These features ensure that Claremont Park will play an important role in improving the local area’s biodiversity.
The new play area forms a social heart to the park, a space where children of all ages and their families can enjoy. The adjacent kiosk is run by a local resident, following a competition to find and support local businesses.