We were appointed by our developer client as landscape architects on this proposed 150 unit residential development located in north London. Our brief was to develop a landscape design to the satisfaction of the design team and our client. We were then tasked to produce landscape architect’s information to support a detailed Planning application. Our final submission was in the form of a landscape architect’s design statement.
The proposed built form fronts onto three existing roads and one newly created pedestrian thoroughfare, located to the west of the site. The proposed built form creates a courtyard space at the centre of the plot and it was proposed that it should be for the communal use of the residents of this development. This proposal also accommodated parking, located below the buildings and part of the courtyard space to the south of the site.
Our landscape architects designed the courtyard space so as to be visually pleasing when viewed from the residential units on the first floor and above. The landscape design create a variety of spaces bound by blocks of hedging and tree planting in which the residents can enjoy the courtyard landscape with a feeling of privacy. The paving arrangement provides circulation routes through the space and subtly incorporates the requirement of a service vehicle access route. An element of natural play has been integrated into the design of this space and allows for young children to play under the supervision of their parents in a safe environment.
Our proposed landscape design considered the requirements of the existing trees to be retained, located outside the plot boundary to the north and east of the site. Footpath location, footpath construction and paving levels were all considered so as to minimise the impact our landscape design would have on these valuable existing features.
Landscape Institutes Work Stages: C to D
Client: Glyn Hopkins Ltd