Reimagine Thornton Heath

The winners of the Reimagine Thornton Heath competition will be presenting their winning design to the community at the Thornton Heath Community Action Team meeting.
The presentation night is being held on Wednesday (May 29) 7-8.30pm at St Albans Church Hall at the junction of Whitehorse Lane and Grange Road.
Architecture students Maria Tsvetkova, Becky Barnett and Samuel Beattie won the competition with a stunning contemporary concept which has a green heart (pictured).
The contest was organised by Thornton Heath Community Action Team with the aim of generating fresh, creative and new ideas to ignite interest in redeveloping the area with a blueprint for the future.
The students proposal sees the Tesco complex demolished and redeveloped in to a co-living space with educational, commercial and entertainment facilities including a cinema and theatre, with a variety of retail spaces and a large public square, adjacent to a new station entrance between the railway and Parchmore Road.
Judge architect Carl Turner said of the winning design:”“I think it is a fresh and creative approach, with health and wellbeing at its heart. The project also explores both retention and demolition of existing buildings, and is a masterplan capable of delivery in phases.
“ At its core, a clear idea of establishing a green heart for Thornton Heath through a series of terraced roof gardens. “Overall a really strong project which reminds me of some of the great place-making evident in Scandinavia.”
The full brief and winning design can be viewed at