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A new improved look for Bartlett Park

Tower Hamlets Council have been working with Levitt Bernstein Landscape Architects on a scheme to make improvements to Bartlett Park. View the new design for the park.

We are delighted to announce that Blakedown SE have been appointed to carry out the construction work.  The contractors have now set up their compound at the Adventure Playground and work has commenced.

The improvements will be phased so that the park can remain open throughout the works. The work will run from January 2019 for approximately 10 months. The phasing is planned as follows (all dates are approximate):

  • January – end April 2019: North East Corner of Park, Upper North Street and Cottal Street Junction with the new inclusive playground (start mid Feb, finish mid May)
  • End April - mid October 2019: Canalside & Cottal Street
  • Mid March 2019 – end June 2019: South East Corner Park, Upper North Street and Lindfield Street
  • End April 2019 – mid September 2019: South West Corner Park, Lindfield Street to Stainsby Road including new changing rooms
  • End July 2019 – end October 2019: Adventure Playground site

We are distributing a newsletter for all residents about this project.  Download a copy of the newsletter.

Adventure Playground Site


 A number of residents have asked what’s happening with the Adventure Playground site. No decisions have been made yet about it and the Council is committed to carrying out public consultation. The contractors will be using it as a base for their operations, and we have scheduled for them to do work on that site as the last phase.

Tower Hamlets Council is keen to hear from residents and local organisations on the best use for the site. Please come along and tell our team what you think:

Public consultation sessions will take place:

  • Tuesday 19 February, 10am - 4pm at Poplar Union, 2 Cotall St, Poplar, London E14 6TL

  • Saturday 23 February 10am -  4pm at Bartlett Adventure Playground

Further consultation will take place with local schools and community groups.

If you can’t make either of these days and you would like to have a say, you can email Bartlett.Park@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

New inclusive playground

An inclusive playground is a space that should work for all children.  The playground has been designed to work for children including those with a range of physical, sensory and learning disabilities. The Parks Team worked with the Tower Hamlets Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Team to create opportunities for local people to help design a fully inclusive playground. With Sutcliffe Play, the playground will be constructed as part of the park refurbishment, and will include an accessible toilet.

If you have any comments or questions about the project please contact bartlett.park@towerhamlets.gov.uk.