Cyclehoop are thrilled to announce that our Parklet in Hammersmith and Fulham has won the Best Innovation category in the Healthy Streets Awards 2017. We worked alongside our client, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to deliver this award-winning project in April 2017.
Hosted at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall on the 28th September 2017, the Healthy Streets Awards recognises and rewards excellence in the planning and delivery of Healthy Street improvements in towns and cities in Great Britain & Ireland. Our team were delighted to attend the awards ceremony and were pretty chuffed to accept this great prize on behalf of Cyclehoop and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Designing for healthy streets is a big source of inspiration for our team. We use innovative design and engineering to create infrastructure solutions not only for cyclists, but to benefit a wide range of users from pedestrians, disabled users, local community and businesses.
The Modular Parklet can be visited outside Brackenburys Deli in Hammersmith and Fulham. Our initial concept was to regenerate the centre of Brackenbury by providing more outdoor community space. The solution was a ‘Modular Parklet’ or urban park with seating for people to relax, planters for greenery, and cycle parking, installed on sustainably sourced thermo-treated decking on interconnected steel frame modules.
Our design features free standing platform modules with adjustable feet which allows it to be arranged in multiple configurations. This enables the Modular Parklet to be expanded to larger sizes, as well as to be assembled and reassembled with ease.
Managing Director of Cyclehoop, Anthony Lau says:
‘We are really honoured to receive this award. This will encourage us to continue innovating and designing infrastructure solutions that will help to make cycling safer, more secure and convenient, and ultimately help to make our cities greener and better places to live and work in.’
Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport & Residents’ Services says;
‘We are absolutely delighted that the Brackenbury bicycle parklet has rightly won the innovation award. We want to be the greenest borough in the country and this is an example of the ways we’re using clever urban design that promotes sustainable transport. The parklet provides not only a resting place for cyclists, but boosts local greenery and is a focal point for the community.’
Winning this award is a great reflection of our work and we will continue to design products with a healthy streets approach at their core.
Find out more about our Parklets here: www.cyclehoop.com/product/green-cycle-parking/parklets/