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High Road, East Finchley, Barnet, London

We were appointed as landscape architects by a developer client on this mixed use residential scheme located in North London. Once our initial sketch landscape design was signed off by our client we prepared landscape architect’s information to discharge landscape related Planning Conditions. Once approved by the Local Authority we proceeded with the preparation of landscape architect’s tender information to enable the tender of the external works. Finally, we helped our client to select a suitable landscape contractor to build the external works on this project.

A core requirement of our landscape architect’s brief was to accommodate the requirements of the appointed ecologist’s report. Adhering to the recommendations contained within this report enabled our client to achieve the desired number of ECO credits within BREEAM. Our landscape design achieved this requirement by the specification of plant material (both native and non native) which is of benefit to our native fauna.

Our landscape design accommodated a shared space to the rear of the building. This space contained a pedestrian access to the communal residential entrance and the residents car parkingĀ  allocation. The detailing of the private ground floor patios needed to be carefully considered so as to provide defensible space from the adjacent communal gardens. The development boundary with the adjacent public footpath also needed careful consideration. This boundary required an appropriate barrier suitable for the development’s location, fronting onto a busy main road.

Our landscape architects carefully considered the ground levels within the vicinity of existing trees adjacent to the plot boundary. These trees were all to be retained and the intention was to minimise any likely damage caused as a result of excavation or ground modeling. The Local Authority specified a specific Planning Condition which required details of all works to be carried out within the root protection areas of trees to be retained.

Landscape Institutes Work Stages: E to H/J

Client: Branksome Developments Ltd.

Architect: Make Space Architects