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Clapton Pocket Garden

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Clapton Pocket Garden

Clapton Pocket Garden

Mad Atelier Ltd. By Mad Atelier Ltd.

We will create and build a Park-let in Median Road, a pocket of green, a pedestrian friendly space to meet and connect, a canvas for local artists, a joyful addition to the streetscape.

Hackney Delivery stage

pledged of £20,920

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

This project has support in principle from Hackney council and we are working directly with the Mayor of Hackney, Phillip Glanville, to make it a reality. However, no funds will be transferred to the project until parklet designs are finalised and formal approvals from all relevant departments of the council have been secured, which we expect to happen during the duration of the campaign. The Parklet will be a great addition to our road to the benefit of the local community. It will be a place for meeting and networking, a pedestrian friendly pocket in Median Road. The Parklet will be located on a double parking bay by Mad Atelier, a boutique of interiors, architecture practice and art gallery. It will be an oasis of green, surrounded by pollution filtering plants, wild flowers and host a hotel for butterflies and bees. Its structure will be a canvas for art as we will involve local artists to decorate it.

What we'll deliver:

  • Design & Build a double bay Park-let on Median Road
  • Involve local artists to play with the surfaces of the Park-let and tastefully decorate it
  • Planting pollution filtering plants and wild flowers
  • Install Butterflies houses
  • Install solar powered lights

Why it's a great idea:

The Pocket Garden will be a positive addition to the neighbourhood and a joyful complement to the streetscape; in the contemporary urbanity where parking spaces are no longer needed but more green is highly desired. A place for locals to meet, exchange ideas and connect; a green pocket for humans and wildlife .

Steps to get it done:

  • - Securing Local Borough permission
  • - Leasing with the Local Community
  • - Detail Design the Park-let
  • - Purchase Materials & Plants
  • - Construction of the main structure (sustainable materials only will be used)
  • - Planting
  • - Installing Solar Powered Lighting
  • - Checking & Snagging
  • - Opening of the Clapton Pocket Garden


Location Hackney

About the space

Located in Lower Clapton, the Park-let will be located over two parking spaces on Median Road.


London Borough of Hackney

How will the money be spent?Total £20,920

Builder & Handyman Time - £5,100 (24%)
Sustainable Timber - £4,180 (20%)
Subsoil, Soil, Flower & Plants - £3,820 (18%)
Artist & Art Work - £2,900 (14%)
Design and Project Construction Supervision - £1,950 (9%)
Solar Powered Lights - £724 (3%)
Art Material - £460 (2%)
Other - £1,786 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Builder & Handyman Time
Sustainable Timber
Subsoil, Soil, Flower & Plants
Artist & Art Work
Design and Project Construction Supervision
Solar Powered Lights
Art Material
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £20,920

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