Community-led vision and master-plan, Little Oval, London

  • The co-design of an alternative masterplan for the Oval gas works site in South London.
  • In conjunction with the architects Francis Terry and Associates and Urban Design Engineering, Create Streets created an alternative masterplan of gentle density streets and squares with a strong brick and ironwork aesthetic. Working closely with the community, Little Oval offered a high density, medium rise (3 to 8 storeys) and walkable alternative, that matched the numbers of homes (1,187) in the existing plans. The proposal also preserved and celebrated the gas holders and received 92% versus 8% support in a local poll.


  • Save Oval Community Group


  • 2015 – 2016