Mile End Park

Mile End, London

Mile End Park is a 92 acre leisure project designed to reflect its urban surroundings. One mile of park is transformed into five miles of play, sport, ecology, art and fun. Intensification of use has provided a basis for revenue generation, creating a unique demonstration project of social, cultural, environmental and financial sustainability.

The park exploits the ‘discovery experience’ of the great outdoors. It contains lakes, mountains and earth sheltered buildings; physical activity and spiritual restoration along with leisure, education and entertainment. At Mile End Park a place has been created that will engender popular appeal far into the future.

  • 5 mile route for play, sport, ecology, art & fun
  • A children’s park & earth sheltered nursery
  • Ecology park & earth sheltered building
  • An art park with earth sheltered building & sculpture mountain & lake
  • A natural amphitheatre for 2,000 people
  • Shops, cafes & restaurants
  • A garden of the senses
  • Adventurous playground & electric go-carts
  • Annual Passive Heat Storage buildings cut free from the grid
  • Boreholes provide water requirements for lakes, irrigation & buildings
  • Thermal stability across the year – building acts as a heat sump
  • Low-tech A / C with air naturally cooled & filtered by underground pipes
  • Low-tech Building Management System
  • Virtually maintenance free beyond cleaning requirements
  • Biodiversity promoted in both the park and buildings


London First 2001 Award
2001 Institute Of Civil Engineers – The Merit Award
2001 British Construction Industry Awards – Commendation
2001 Prime Minister’s Awards – Special Commendation