Three new gates have been installed at park to enhance its "grand landscape".

Highams Park in the London Borough of Waltham Forest has unveiled three new entry gates

The gates were designed collaboratively by Merrett Houmøller Architects and artist Colin Priest, who won the commission through an open competition.

They are part of the council’s £1million Making Places initiative to deliver creative projects across the borough.

Robert Houmøller of Merrett Houmøller Architects said: “It was important to our design team to avoid creating a visual barrier to the park. Instead, we wanted to frame an open approach. Highams Park begins sooner than you expect, as you walk toward the three different entrance gates that gradually open into a wide vista and rather grand landscape.”

The park was designed by renowned British landscape architect Humphry Repton’s in the 18th century.

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The gates are designed to be pet friendly

“We were keen to respect the many stories that make this landscape special – from Repton to the transformation of the park for prefab housing post-WW2, to its current role as a popular dog-friendly park,” continued Houmøller.

The design team worked with residents, including The Friends of Highams Park, to choose the gates’ colour – ‘Waltham Forest green’ with different accents in their depth to create a perception of superimposed lines.

Colin Priest said: “The visual nature of the gates has been designed to work in a number of ways; with inclusive access and to help orientate visitors.

“Their presence introduces a bold and memorable meeting point if a child were to get lost, a playful path change for dogs racing through, and an energising effect for everyone who enters.”