London school kids transform Big Ben into nature and wellness hub


Big Ben, one of London’s most historical landmarks, has spent three and a half years undergoing it’s largest restoration to date. As one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world, Barratt Homes partnered with a group of local school kids to reimagine the famous clock tower and put their own spin on it.

Big Ben has been reimagined by Daisy, aged 11, and features a wood construction giving it a naturalistic finish. Those hanging baskets which look a lot like beehives, also serve as wellbeing pods, where tourists and city workers alike can sit down, relax, and take in the sights of London.

Daisy has also featured an ornate dragonfly sculpture sitting just below the clockface, as well as smaller bee sculptures scattered throughout helping to bring in more of the woodland nature feel. The finishing touches around the base include hanging ivy and some crystals.

Barratt London reached out to four London schools who were asked to redesign a landmark to appeal to new visitors, Cranford Primary, Hackbridge Primary, New City Primary and Hounslow Town Primary School. The design team then picked their favourites to be turned into a 3D render.

The full feature includes famous landmarks such as Tower Bridge and The London Eye, reimagined.