The Fellowship Square fountain stands as a testament to the rejuvenation efforts in the London borough of Waltham Forest. Installed in 2020/21 as a pivotal part of the renovation and revitalisation project centred around Waltham Forest Town Hall, the fountain has become a symbol of community gathering and beauty.
The project itself was a collaborative effort between ISG and Ocmis Ltd. ISG, known for their expertise in construction and renovation, were awarded the task of revamping Waltham Forest Town Hall, while Ocmis Ltd took on the responsibility to design, supply, and install the fountain that now graces Fellowship Square. This took place during COVID restrictions which posed many challenges, these were overcome safely and effectively following all government guidance.
One of the central objectives of the regeneration project was to create a vibrant and inviting community space. This vision materialised thanks to Churchman Thornhill Finch, the minds behind the design of the pedestrian area adjacent to the fountain. This new pedestrian area replaced the previous entrance road and an existing water fountain, making way for a more pedestrian-friendly and aesthetically pleasing environment.
The heart of the fountain’s allure lies in its sophisticated construction. Comprising 145 individually controlled Oase jets and LEDs, the fountain becomes a mesmerising display of water and light, captivating the senses of all who come across it. The innovative technology of the Oase jets allows for dynamic water patterns and choreographed movements, creating a spectacle that delights visitors of all ages.
The efforts of the designers, construction team and Ocmis Ltd bore fruit when the renovation project was completed in early summer 2021. From the moment the fountain made its grand debut, it quickly became a landmark for both locals and visitors alike. The Fellowship Square fountain soon established itself as a gathering spot for the community, drawing people from all walks of life to witness the dance of water and light.
With the success of the fountain and the renewed charm of Waltham Forest Town Hall’s surroundings, the borough has seen a resurgence of community spirit and pride. Residents now have a place where they can come together, celebrate, and create memories. The combination of design, technology, and urban planning has breathed new life into the heart of Waltham Forest, leaving a legacy to be cherished for generations.
Post handover, Ocmis have continued to work alongside the client with a supportive and comprehensive maintenance regime, in addition to new programming of the fountain for various community events, showcasing the spectacular lights and jets.