Elephant Park Springs Water Feature

Careys are proud to have played a role in the multi-million pound regeneration of Elephant Park in London, delivering several packages of work that includes infrastructure and public realm.

  • Careys
  • Monday 13th September 2021

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This includes the stunning water feature, designed by renowned landscape artist Mel Chantrey, created using over 350 tonnes of materials – in particular giant stone slabs never before used in the UK – imported from Italy to provide the water features unique design and stunning finish.

Due to the pandemic, the water feature had to be designed, built, deconstructed, and reconstructed back on-site in London. This was facilitated virtually, looking at stones in the quarry, selecting the right ones for use in the feature and then instructing the team in Italy to build various pieces from the drawings and plasticine models at the base of the quarry.

Once the materials were exported and on-site the Careys team were challenged with constructing the water feature – not by using a drawing in the traditional manner, but a clay model.

The water feature is now one of London’s most stunning displays, used by families, local communities and tourists alike, enjoying the striking design and interacting with the various water features.

To see how this striking water display was created, please watch our video:

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