Our developer client appointed us as landscape architects for this new build residential development located in North London. We developed a sketch landscape design to the satisfaction of the client, then proceeded with the preparation of landscape architect ‘s information to enable the tender of the external works. Our landscape package of information included a landscape general arrangement drawing, a planting plan with schedules, detailed landscape sections and a full NBS specification.
This proposed residential development is located on the site of former workshops and is surrounded by the boundary fences of the rear gardens of the adjacent properties surrounding this plot. It is accessed by a single narrow alleyway off Clyde Road. Part of our brief was the improvement of some of these existing boundaries and the existing access into the site.
Our landscape architect ‘s proposal was a shared type space to the public area that fronts onto the residential entrances of this development. It was designed to function as a home zone type space allowing vehicles and pedestrians to share the same surface. This space also needs to accommodate occasional delivery and refuse collection vehicles. As vehicle speeds will be very slow door step play is a real possibility. The paved surface is permeable so as to minimise surface water run off and adopts the principals of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS).
The planting specified to the courtyard space by our landscape architects was a mixture of evergreen and deciduous planting and was designed to provide all year round interest. A number of trees were also specified to provide additional privacy for both residents of this development and the residents of the adjacent existing properties.
The rear gardens landscape design was simple and flexible. This was comprised of an area of paving adjacent to the house, an area of lawn and planting to the perimeters.
We were appointed as landscape architects by an architectural practice for this proposed mixed use/ residential development located in South London. Our landscape architect ‘s brief was to develop a sketch landscape design based on an a Planning approved scheme. This was then reviewed by our client and comments were invited by the design team. We then prepared a landscape architect ‘s package of information to discharge Planning Conditions.
The site is adjacent to an existing railway viaduct with the proposed building layout being composed of five distinct blocks. Below the railway viaduct are arches which are currently occupied by local business. Our landscape design needed to provide the business owners with vehicular access along this elevation. However, it was important to give this part of the site the feel of a pedestrian focused space. Through out the scheme our landscape architect’s design proposed that the carriageways and footways should be generally designed as shared type spaces. All carriageways and footways were designed to be flush. This provided a ‘home zone’ type setting for the landscape surrounding this development. Our landscape architects adopted a paving pattern which was evident throughout the entire landscape design for this development. This tool once again helped to emphasize that the vehicular running surfaces are not just for the motor vehicle, they are to be shared with the pedestrian.
At the heart of this scheme is a public open space. Our landscape architects designed this space in such a way so as to be permeable to pedestrians along its north, south and east edges. The planting within this space helps to provide a sense of enclosure and has been used to create a number of spaces where residents and friends can meet. Along the west edge a continuous planted strip was proposed to separate the public open space and adjacent carriageway.
We were appointed as landscape architects by a developer client on this change of use residential development. Once our initial landscape design was approved we proceeded with the preparation landscape architect ‘s information to submit to the Local Authority. In addition our scope was to produce a full landscape architect ‘s tender package of information to enable the tender of the external works. Once on site our remit was to monitor the on site works as they progressed.
The existing building was being converted from offices to residential use. This required the architect to review the fire strategy and provide additional exits to the building envelope. Our landscape design needed to review the parking configuration so as to provide allocated one parking space for each residential unit. In addition our design needed to incorporate a private garden to each ground floor unit.
The site is accessed via a communal private road and careful consideration was given to refuse and fire tender access, turning and egress. In addition the vehicular tracking for all private parking spaces needed to be considered so as to allow easy parking and turning on this constrained site.
Our landscape architects considered levels carefully so as to minimise site generated fill, as this would need to be carted away to a land fill site. The existing tarmac was therefore retained where possible and a resin bound overlay was applied. Two colours of resin bound gravel were proposed. These were designed with banding to indicate its use as a shared space not primarily for vehicular use. It is intended that this ‘Home Zone’ principal would encourage door step play and provide safe access for residents across this space.
An avenue of trees with blocks of planting to their base were proposed throughout this ‘Home Zone’ space. These act as narrowing points in the vehicular access route and will encourage cars to slow down. In addition these trees will provide an element of privacy for residents of this development and the existing adjacent properties.
A developer client appointed us as landscape architects on this new build residential development, located in North London. We were initially tasked with the production of a sketch landscape design, this needed satisfy our client from a cost and design perspective. Once signed off we proceeded with the production of landscape architect ‘s information to satisfy Planning Conditions. This was followed by a full landscape architect ‘s package of information to enable the tender of the external works. We were also appointed to monitor the on site works as they proceeded on site.
The entire development for this project is located over a basement car park. The implications of this is that the hard and planted landscape is located over a podium deck concrete slab on all four levels of our proposal. Our landscape architects gave careful consideration to the drainage of the paved and planted areas. In this instance a drainage mat onto of the waterproof structural slab was proposed.
At the first and second floors private terraces were proposed. These areas contain an area of paving with raised planters and glass balustrade to their perimeter. At the ground floor, to the rear of the building, a communal private garden is proposed. This is comprised of raised planters with climbers, shrubs and small trees. Within the large planters two vents to the basement car park needed to be accommodated within our landscape design, these structures were screened with planting. At the lower ground floor level private gardens are proposed for the flats at this level. Where possible climbers were incorporated into the landscape design to provide some planting whiles maximising the usable space for the residents.
The front of this residential development needed to accommodate vehicular access to the lower ground floor car park, the stepped main pedestrian entrance to all flats, covered bin stores and access to various service meters.
We were appointed as landscape architects by a project manager client who was representing a well known supermarket chain for this new build store in Witham, Essex. We were initially tasked with the preparation of a sketch landscape design so discussions could be had and agreements made with the Local Authority’s Landscape Officer. Once all parties were satisfied with the proposals our landscape architects proceeded with the preparation of landscape architect ‘s information to satisfy Reserved Matters. A full landscape architect ‘s package of information to enable the tender of the external works was then prepared. We were also tasked to monitor the on site landscape works as they progressed through to the completion of the project.
This site already had outline planning consent for a retail development in this location. Our landscape architects worked closely with the architects to develop a landscape design that satisfied the prescriptive requirements of the Local Planning department’s Landscape Officer. In addition to the requirements of the Local Authority we needed to provide the end user with a building and setting that satisfied their own specific prescriptive requirements.
The existing treed edge to the north west corner of the site was a particularly sensitive area for the Local Authority and required our careful attention. The Landscape Officer was very keen that this existing edge treatment should be preserved and extended further. The planting species specified for this treed edge were to be of native provenance. In addition a number of large land mark trees were specified at the corner of the site, adjacent to the roundabout. The end users required that the site edges should provide views of the store from passing vehicles. Our landscape architects worked hard to resolve this apparent conflict and a landscape design was developed which satisfied the planners and the end user.
We were appointed as landscape architects by a developer client for this new build residential development, located in North London. We initially developed a sketch landscape design for sign off by our client and comments were invited from the rest of the design team. Our landscape design needed to adhere to our client brief which listed specific functional and aesthetic requirements. Once our proposals were signed off we prepared landscape architect ‘s information to discharge Planning Conditions. This was followed by the production of a full tender pack of landscape architect ‘s information to enable the tender external works. Once the project was on site we were responsible for attending regular on site meetings and inspections, this continued through to the completion of the project.
Our landscape architects needed to consider a number of landscape design issues. Firstly, there is a significant level change along the Iverson Road frontage. Secondly, the provision of screening to the adjacent Network Rail land to the north of the site needed to be considered. Finally, the creation of a meaningful courtyard landscape at the heart of this development was critical to the success of this scheme.
A significant part of this central courtyard landscape is located under a triple height undercroft. The growing conditions were therefore carefully considered by our landscape architects to ensure the specified plant material would grow healthily in this location. Where possible our landscape design accommodated private patios to all ground floor units. In addition, there was a requirement that disabled access was required to all ground floor units.
In addition to the standard landscape Conditions, we were responsible for providing detailed information to discharge two Conditions which related to a green wall and a bio-diverse roof. The Local Authority were very specific about the level of detail which needed to be provided to satisfy these Conditions.
Our client in this instance was an architectural practice, Bryden Wood Architects. We were appointed as landscape architects to provide typical landscape design options for a typical plot on this £1bn, 15,600 apartment mixed used development located in Gutenborg, Russia. The landscape architect ‘s information provided formed part of the architect’s main bid submission to develop a chassis design. We believe the supporting role of our landscape architects and the considered landscape design was critical to the team’s successful bid. Our output was landscape architect ‘s sketch plans with associated planting palettes.
As each ground floor unit had a private patio area which fronted onto the public realm, our landscape architects needed to carefully consider the privacy issues associated with this type of interface. Privacy was achieve by a specifying a decent depth of planting, the selection of appropriately high plant material and an appropriate hard boundary treatment at the edge of each patio zone.
The landscape design for the public open space design need to accommodate a variety of activities. These included pedestrian circulation, areas of children play, relaxation zones and active zones. Street furniture, including seating and lighting, also needed to carefully considered and located so as to create a usable and meaningful spaces within the public realm.
Our landscape architects were also tasked with the specification of a palette of plant material which would thrive and look good in the cold winters found in this location. Our landscape architects specified a combination of native and non native ornamental plant species. Our intention was to provide attractive all year round interest whilst providing benefit to the local fauna.
Our concept design for this space was drawn from the adjacent Neva River. Our landscape design was evocative of a fluid river flowing around islands of planting and areas of public open space. The paving pattern helped to emphasise the flowing nature of a river.
We were appointed by StockWool architects as landscape architects for this mixed use residential scheme located in West London. We initially developed a sketch landscape design proposal for a Planning approved scheme to enable the architect to seek their client’s approval. We were then tasked to provide the architect with landscape architect ‘s information to discharge Planning Conditions. Once Conditions were approved we then provided a full tender package of landscape architect’s information to enable the tender of the soft landscape element of works.
Our landscape architects needed to carefully consider the landscape design of the courtyard space and the south frontage of the residential block as both of these spaces are located over a podium deck to a lower ground floor car parking area. The details for all planters within these zones were carefully considered so as to provide a suitable growing zone for grass, shrub and climbing planting. Carefully consideration was also required at the interface between the flat landscape to the south of the south building block and the sloping footway of Llanvanor Road. There is a significant level change along this elevation and the treatment of the proposed retaining wall needed careful detailing so as to create a pleasant environment.
The planting design for the areas over the podium deck slab needed to consider the potentially stressed environment in which these plants are expected to grow. Both the limited depth of topsoil required in these locations and the shading cast by the adjacent proposed buildings were considered.
The faces of the building elevations fronting onto the courtyard space were to be greened with climbing plants, effectively creating green walls. Our landscape architects considered the landscape design element carefully so as to ensure the plants specified would thrive in the locations in which they were to be grown.
We were appointed as landscape architects by a developer client on this residential project in south London. We provided our client with a sketch landscape design for approval prior to the preparation of landscape architect’s information to submit to the local planning authority to satisfy conditions. Once our conditions were signed off by the Local Authority we were tasked with the preparation of a full package of landscape architect ‘s information to enable them to tender the external works. Our tender package included the production of a landscape general arrangement drawings, a planting plan with schedules, technical detailed sections and a full NBS specification.
To the east corner of the site, outside of the plot boundary, an existing listed building is located. Our landscape design needed to interface with the existing openings of this building. The site levels were considered carefully by our landscape architects to ensure the boundary detail works of the site were both part M compliant and allowed the existing onsite trees to continue to thrive.
To the rear of the site existing trees are located within the plot boundary. Our landscape design enabled the retention of the majority of these trees by minimising the potential impact of the proposed development on their existing roots. This was achieved by retaining the existing levels as far as was possible.
The needs of parking to the rear of the building was carefully considered by our landscape architects to ensure the easy manoeuvring of vehicles in and out of the site. The car park area was designed so as to function as a shared space and ‘carriageway’ widths have been purposefully kept narrow.
To the north elevation of the site small private gardens are proposed to the three residential units. The design of these areas needed to accommodate some planting, paving and a bin store enclosure.
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 parking 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.