West Gorton Community Park
by BDP, Arup and Groundwork for Manchester City Council
West Gorton Community Park is the first of its kind in Greater Manchester. Informally titled the “sponge park” for its contribution in helping to tackle climate change, the space is brimming with nature–based solutions that blend effortlessly as features in the landscape and overall design. Funded through the European Commission Horizon 2020 Research Programme, Grow Green West Gorton is a demonstration green space which showcases how to design, fund, deliver and manage a green infrastructure project which achieves climatic, social, economic and environmental benefits.