Shape Newham

Maryland, 2022

In collaboration with children from Maryland Primary School, residents from the neighbouring Henniker Point tower, the London Borough of Newham, and Maryland Community Group – an installation of street planters was commissioned as part of a wider series of public realm interventions.

‘PlayGrown’ provides a splash of much needed colour and joy in a pocket of disused public realm beside a main road below Henniker Point. The plants were installed and will be maintained by Maryland Community Group along with children from Maryland Primary School as part of an educational programme.


Contractor – Olli Group
Photographer – Richard Chivers