Podcast: A journey from Rainham to the Thames

RA Architecture

Published 13 August 2015

Urban landscape architect Peter Beard discusses his latest project for opening Rainham Marsh to the public, with a walkway to the River Thames.

  • Peter Beard’s project, which involves building a walkway from Rainham Marshes to the River Thames, received a special mention in the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space. As a new exhibition about the prize opens, we invited Beard – and other architects – to explain how they have been working in Rainham to improve the town’s public infrastructure.

    New work in Rainham includes landscape proposals by architects East and What if, the remodelling of existing buildings by Civic Architects and Alison Brooks, and a new library, nursery and housing project designed by Maccreanor Lavington.


    Peter Beard – Peter Beard_LANDROOM

    Dan Jones – Civic Architects

    Levent Kerimol – Greater London Authority

    Prisca Thielmann – Maccreanor Lavington Architects

    Ellis Woodman – Director of The Architecture Foundation (chair)

    Presented as part of the Shared Cities exhibition in association with the Architecture Foundation.