What we did
Set amongst an historic landscape, the design needed to retain the character and heritage of surrounding areas whilst establishing a contemporary, inviting play area for new and future generations to enjoy. The landscape design brief was to remain sensitive with the existing trees – ancient yews and conifers – and to facilitate maintenance, with extensive use of no-dig footpaths. The understated design, using natural materials, subdued colours and allowing glimpse views from outside of the complex used a plant palette consistent with the setting and in tune with the historical character of the original landscape.
The project was multi-disciplined, managing several layers of the supply chain – from liaison with planning personnel at the local authority to the specification of the play equipment, through to its’ detailed execution and delivery with the landscape contracting teams.
Ensuring a scheme’s integrity is carried through to completion – and beyond.
Sensitive, understated design, intrinsically with disabled access in mind
Engaged with the local community and liaised with planning teams, consultants, contractors and play equipment manufacturers
Liaison with planning departments, play equipment manufacturers and community groups
Managing schedules and contractor activity and enabling timely and effective completion