Langthorne Community Junction

New Practice

Brierley Road, Cathall ward


Langthorne Community Junction will be a new civic space offering local residents and visitors to the nearby Langthorne Health Centre and Downsell Primary School a place to explore and enjoy their local public landscape. 


Langthorne Community Junction will also serve as an improved civic identity for the area, and a playful addition to Cathall Ward, suitable for all users.  The new public space will be transformed into a stepped landscape consisting of different textures and colours with the addition of a new tree and subtle lighting. 


The structural elements of the project will be constructed of brick; a material that was used extensively in the former Temple Mills Railway Yard, historically a key employer in the area. The final design for the site has been informed by workshops held at Downsell Primary School and developed in conjunction with local construction students at Waltham Forest College working with decorative bricklaying techniques. Langthorne Community Junction seeks to acknowledge the rich history of the area, to celebrate the skills and imagination of its residents, and to create a place which residents are proud to use.




The construction phase is now complete. 

A new energy-efficient lamp post and electrical connection to the embeded lighting have been completed in early September 2020.

Planting of the tree will take place at the end of September/begining of October 2020 (weather permitting). 


New Practice is a creative consultancy, using culture and design to place the community at the heart of development programmes and placemaking projects. Creating connections between people and place, New Practice helps build more resilient communities for everyone.