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Camden Highline Competition

3 Nov 2020
Camden Highline Design Competition Shortlist
The Camden Highline charity has shortlisted five design teams from talent across the globe, all in with a chance to deliver the exceptional new green passage that will connect Camden Town to King’s Cross. The shortlisted entries all examined the relationships between humans and nature to define their individual approach for creating London’s very own Highline.
Camden Highline Competition Shortlist

7 Sep 2020

Camden Highline Design Competition

Location: Camden, North London, England, UK

Camden Disused Railway London

Camden Highline Competition – a new park for London

A competition to find a design team that can deliver a stunning design for the Camden Highline, a new park and linear walk linking London’s Camden Town to King’s Cross, on a disused railway viaduct.

The client’s aspiration is to create a park for everybody, connecting people in the area both physically and with new community activities.

Camden Highline North London Public Realm


Colander Associates is delighted to announce that it will be managing this high-profile competition on behalf of the Camden Highline Charity, to find an exceptional team to design a new park for London. The Camden Highline will occupy 1.1km of disused railway viaduct running from Camden Town to King’s Cross and the vacant platforms at Camden Road station, with a number of access points along its route to connect it to road level.

Camden Disused Railway

This is a very special project that needs an exceptional team both to design it and deliver it, one that balances design, community, nature and innovation alongside technical experience. For this reason, we invite submissions from partnerships which include established and experienced organisations alongside emerging designers.

Camden Highline London Railway Competition


As well as representatives of the Charity, the jury will include Alison Brooks of Alison Brooks Architects; Wayne Hemingway of Hemingway Design; Ed Jarvis of Camden Council; Indy Johar, Good Growth by Design Advocate to the Mayor of London; Kathryn Moore, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

Camden Station Building Highline London |
photo : French+Tye Photographers


To express an interest, and access further information about this project, competitors should visit and follow the link. This process is being managed by Colander Associates Ltd and all general enquiries should be addressed to

Camden Station Building Highline London |
photo : French+Tye Photographers


The competition is following a two-stage OJEU compliant process. At Stage 1, applications are invited in the form of an expression of interest. Up to five teams will be shortlisted to Stage 2 and will be asked to respond to an Invitation to Tender and attend an interview with the Jury Panel. An honorarium of £10,000 will be paid to the shortlisted Stage 2 teams.

New York High Line for reference:
The High Line Park New York City
photograph © Iwan Baan


Stage 1 submissions are required by noon on 07 October 2020.

Richard Terry, Chairman of the Camden Highline said:
“We’re thrilled to be taking this next big step towards realising Camden’s exciting new park in the sky. We need it more than ever now, and I for one can’t wait to enjoy it!”

Camden Station Building Highline London |
photo : French+Tye Photographers

Previously on e-architect:

4 Aug 2017

Camden Highline London Funding

Camden Highline Crowdfunding Campaign Beats Target

A crowdfunding campaign for the Camden Highline has raised £64k, almost double its initial target a month after beginning.

Camden Highline London Design Proposal News

Film: Camden Highline Crowdfunding Video featuring Adam Richards and Simon Pitkeathley

Crowdfunding Introduction from Camden Highline on Vimeo.

The project, a rival to New York’s iconic High Line, will provide a pedestrian and cycle route to link the world-famous Camden Market with the recently redeveloped King’s Cross area.

New York City High Line:
The High Line Park New York
photo © Iwan Baan

Local business group Camden Town Unlimited recently launched the crowdfunding campaign to raise £40,000 for a feasibility study into the proposals.


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New York Highline

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