Alleyway of Curiosities

Chingford Library Alley, Chingford Green

‘Alleyway of Curiosities’ is a lighting-led public realm improvement plan to transform an unloved alleyway that connects the residential streets behind Chingford Library with Chingford Green. Using lighting in a bright and playful way, the scheme aims to repurpose an old oil store as a colourful ‘lantern’ feature, illuminate the mature chestnut trees to the north of the alley and introduce festoon lights to create a welcoming entrance to the south. A new ‘stumpery’ will create a landscape feature to the side of the path and a mural will be designed to improve an existing fence, creating a space that feels well cared for, safe and inviting. 


Information Sharing Event, 12th December, 3-6pm

Join the Making Places team in Chingford Library to find out more about the proposals by AR Urbanism and Pritchard Themis. 


AR Urbanism (Urban Designers) and partners Pritchard Themis (Lighting Designers) have worked together on a range of town centre and public realm projects, including studies for Brick Lane and Petticoat Lane in Central London.