Liz Lake Associates : Residential & Mixed Use Public Realm Design With the continuous demand for new housing supply,
landscape design services from preparing public realm
Liz Lake Associates' specialist residential landscape
strategy frameworks and concept sketches through
design team works with a variety of house builders
to preparing detailed construction drawings and
to enhance the quality and desirability of schemes
monitoring implementation on site.
in East Anglian and the South East of England. We know from experience that property values are
Working as part of the professional design team, each
significantly enhanced by providing high-quality
project requires a unique approach that responds to
our clientâ€™s initial brief; the proposed design of the adjacent built form and surrounding context in order
As a leading chartered landscape architecture
to deliver meaningful & memorable spaces.
practice, we have a rapidly growing portfolio of residential development work from individual
Our objective is quite simply to design people-friendly
private developers through to well-known
spaces that enrich the public realm. These spaces
national house builders.
contribute towards creating aspirational places to live, thereby delivering an enhanced sales environment
In recent years, we've won numerous awards for
and increased sales values, whilst creating a long-term
our pocket parks within residential schemes.
legacy for local communities.
Liz Lake Associates Residential Design Team is at the forefront of public realm design for both residential and mixed-use schemes. We provide comprehensive
The following case studies show what is possible when a client has the vision to look beyond the norm.
SURVEY AND ANALYSIS
STRATEGY/ DESIGN BRIEF
DETAILED DESIGN TO DISCHARGE PLANNING CONDITIONS
Site Landscape Survey
Consultation with client, design team & local authority
Landscape strategy framework drawing
Full colour outline landscape proposals drawing
Detailed planting proposal drawings, plant schedules & specifications
Analysis of Landscape / Urban Context
Landscape design strategy & design coding
Landscape design report
Landscape / Urban Visual Appraisals
Photomontage if there are visual impact issues
Site tree survey & report to B.S.
Coordination drawing for tree planting, sight lines, services and street lighting
Ecological Phase1 Habitat survey & specialist ecological survey (if required) & recommendations for code for Sustainable Homes, Code Level 3 BRE
Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment Report. Lighting Impact Assessment Report Arboricultural implications report and open space protection drawing
Landscape & Nature conservation management plan, report to include strategy for protected species, ecological mitigation, compensation & monitoring
Code for Sustainable Homes Ecological Assessment Report with a view to obtain Code Level 3 Detailed Construction drawings package including proposed levels & setting out for key areas of public open space, pocket parks, roof gardens and Play Areaâ€™s and Natural Play Areaâ€™s
LANDSCAPE DESIGN & SERVICES COORDINATION
The Residential Landscape Design Team follows the core principals of urban design to prepare Landscape Strategy Frameworks for new developments. This process utilises the existing assets of the site as well as those of the surrounding context to maximise the ‘value’ of a scheme.
DETAILED PLANTING DESIGN
Colour rendered in Photoshop, these drawings show in outline all of the proposed surface treatments for the public realm, all boundary treatments, proposed tree planting and the layout design of areas of public open space. The key to materials can include photographic examples to give a clear indication of the Design style palette that is proposed.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICES COORDINATION
On larger residential projects the coordination of tree planting, sightlines, street lighting and below ground services at detailed design stage is an essential part of the design process and becoming a planning requirement.
DETAILED PLANTING DESIGN
At Liz Lake Associates we have a growing reputation for the quality of our residential planting design. This can be an important factor in the kerb appeal and saleability of residential properties. Whether a budget scheme or instant impact is required, we provide bespoke contextually appropriate and robust planting schemes that provide year round interest.
LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, ECOLOGY & ARBORICULTURE
Our landscape Manager / Ecologist specialise in undertaking Phase 1 Habitat Surveys & Landscape Management Plan Reports for residential developments. We also prepare code for Sustainable Homes Ecological Assessment Reports with the aim of achieving Code Level 3 BRE. This cross disciplinary approach lends to strongly integrated ecologically sensitive management plan proposals. The right approach to Arboricultural issues on residential sites is essential from planning proposals through to long term site management. We work with a select number of specialist Arboricultural Practices who have extensive experience of working on residential sites and who can successfully defend their recommendations at enquiry.
URBAN CONTEXT STUDIES
Analysis of Urban Context Where residential development is proposed within the existing built environment, a thorough analysis of the surrounding urban context can help to prove the case for proposed height and massing of development proposals. Analysing the connectivity and walkability of a site can help make the case for higher density.
LANDSCAPE / URBAN VISUAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Urban Visual Impact Assessment Identifying the potential visual impacts of a proposed development and proving through photomontage that changes to townscape views are going to be positive can be essential element of a successful planning application. Working with the development team we ensure that potential visual impacts are (where possible) mitigated for these through appropriate design and landscape proposals.
Having completed a Landscape / Urban Visual Impact Assessment we can identify and agree with our client and the Local Authority the key viewpoints for the preparation of photomontage of the proposals. We then visit the site with a surveyor to obtain the necessary digital survey coordinates to enable photomontage to be prepared by our specialist 3D computer modeller to public enquiry standard.
Client Redrow Homes
Location Ebbsfleet, Kent
Architect Tetlow King
Ebbsfleet Valley Proposals
Liz Lake Associates was asked to prepare a landscape and visual impact assessment, and open space strategy report for a revised outline planning application for up to 950 dwellings in Dartford, Kent.
Proposal LAP / POS
Approach The site forms part of the Ebbsfleet Valley Strategic site, an area of land which has been subject to extensive quarrying and infrastructure works over the past years, which is now planned for strategic redevelopment including 10,000 new homes, employment uses and leisure facilities. The site itself is former National Grid land and includes a decommissioned substation as well as overhead power lines. The proposed development sought to transform the site into a new urban centre, enhancing the visual amenity of the site with a strong landscape strategy and removing substantial infrastructure from the site.
Photomontage (15 years)
Our work included a series of photomontages which were prepared from four key viewpoints agreed with the local authority. The photomontages illustrated the scheme at year 1 and year 15 and were submitted alongside the visual impact assessment as part of the environmental statement for the scheme. A cumulative landscape and visual assessment of the scheme was carried out together with the various surrounding planned Ebbsfleet Valley development applications. Outcome The Ebbsfleet Valley is now subject to a commitment by the Government as a new ‘Garden City’, which Chancellor George Osborne announced on Sunday, will deliver up to 15,000 new homes. Osborne said it would be a “proper garden city”, the first since Welwyn Garden City was founded in 1920.
N T GREE NT EBBSFLEE KE T, EE NORTHFL Our Landscape Masterplan sought to create a new Urban Centre supported by a strong landscape scheme, including SUDS, Allotments, POS and enhanced woodlands
Public Open Space
Wainhomes is recognised as one of the UKâ€™s leading
context. Strategic tree planting with species of local
house builders, this strategic green-field site within
provenance was design at the outset of the scheme
Cornwall had a number of challenging site issues
to ensure services would not affect future growth
not least the steep aspect of the site and relatively
potential, working closely with the client and
constrained position adjacent to primary road and
design team including service engineers, Liz Lake
ancient hedgerows. The site is to be developed into
Associates developed a scheme which had high
235 new homes with some retail provision, a new
quality public realm as well as year round interest.
high quality entrance square and a series of linked open spaces incorporating bespoke play facilities.
Outcome Phase 1 of the scheme has been submitted to
3D of entrance square
Cornwall Council with the remaining final phase
The planning process required an overall design
to be submitted in summer 2014.
code to help inform the overall masterplan, this design code highlighted the need for a series of linked â€˜character zonesâ€™ and development parcels needed to create an informed and contextual appropriate masterplan. The intention was to create a development with a distinct sense of place and a legible high quality environment which would sit well within the local semi-rural
Entrance Square Sketch Proposal
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BODMIN, CO This strategic green-field site within Cornwall had a number of challenging site issues not least the steep aspect of the site and relatively constrained position adjacent to primary road and ancient hedgerows
Client Gateway Housing
Location Bromley By Bow
Architect Ingleton Wood
This important housing scheme for Gateway
care and diligence during the design process to
Housing sits in a relatively constrained site in
help create a scheme which achieved or exceeded
Bromley By Bow, East London within Tower
the clients aspirational aims whilst meeting
Hamlets Gateway Housing approached Liz
budgetary constraints. By locating the building
Lake Associates to develop a masterplan with
in an optimum position on site the development
architects Ingleton Wood which would respond
was enhanced with a large communal garden
to its immediate context and in part help unify a
to the south which helped block views from the
somewhat disfunctional area of predominantly
neighbouring underground and help filter noise
post-war social housing, 1970â€™s housing courts and
from the east along the A12. Full scheme plans
contemporary, high rise tower blocks.
were produced for planning application including detail hardscape and lighting design which helped
enhanced the architectural faĂ§ade and setting.
By attending regular meetings and consultations with London Legacy Development Corporation
the site was seen as critical to the setting and
The scheme is currently awaiting planning approval
further enhancement of Bromley By Bow and
with construction due on site in autumn 2014.
Tower Hamlets. By developing sketch designs in close association with the architect the building position was critical in defining the surrounding streetscape and in creating a visually interesting yet high quality public realm. The scheme required
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We helped to develop a masterplan which would respond to its immediate context and in part help unify a somewhat disfunctional area of predominantly post-war social housing
Client Location Bellway Homes Essex Limited (Essex)
Architect RMA Architects
Engineer Ardent Consulting Engineers
Pleached trees in the Entrance Piazza
Bellway Homes (Essex) is building an exciting new mixed-use quarter in the heart of Chelmsford City Centre. A design-led scheme for 437 new apartments and houses as well as a range of flexible commercial uses are proposed on the derelict Marconi Site which was the worldâ€™s first purpose built radio factory and site of the first transatlantic radio transmission.
Approach A broad framework for the public realm was defined by Chelmsford City Council and RMA Architects. Liz Lake Associatesâ€™ role was to design a vibrant, legible and inclusive public realm creating a series of distinct spaces each with its own function and character. The proposed scheme will provide a new direct pedestrian and cycle route through the site linking the train station in the south west with Anglia Ruskin University and New Street to the north east. This route delivers a key design objective
New Street trees on Marconi Road
in improving permeability in this part of the City Centre. A key element of the Landscape Strategy has been to ensure that the new link is clearly legible; the design solution has been to delineate the route with curvilinear lines of blue block paving with changes in direction at key movement nodes defined by radiating splashes of blue block paving. A new urban garden featuring Italian Cypress will form the principal communal amenity space in the heart of the development. A dynamic triangular shaped piazza will provide a commercial focus for the scheme in the south western part of the site and feature active commercial frontages and opportunities for tables and chairs to spill out onto the south facing side of the piazza. Outcome The planning committee unanimously approved the proposals and the project is progressing to implementation on site.
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A New Urban Garden in the heart of the development
Client L&Q Housing Association
Location Walthamstow, London
Architect Conran & Partners
River Ching enhancements
Opened in 1933 by William Chandler this iconic
pedestrian/cycle friendly trails are intended to
stadium eventually closed in August 2008. Having
give the scheme a unique sense of place with the
been featured in the Blur album Parklife and in
provision of specific leisure and play facilities.
the film Snatch the site is to be transformed into a stunning development of approximately 300
flats and houses by L&Q. Set within the London
The completed design respects the character and
Borough of Walthamstow the development is
unique heritage of the site whilst incorporating
intended to be an exemplar for the Borough
bespoke leisure facilities catering for all age groups
and a catalyst for redevelopment in the area.
and fitness levels. The proposed de-culverted River Ching and other ecological improvements
The famous sign
will create important green links throughout the
Working closely with the client, design team
site and within the local area.
and Waltham Forest Council, the scheme was developed around the retained and to be restored Tote buildings. The scheme was developed to incorporate a series of open spaces linked by a hierarchy of activity circuits and trim trials both within the site and the surrounding area. These
M STAD, LOIU W O T S ON M D N A H OW WALT WALTHAMST Bespoke play areas, public spaces all set within a hierarchy of pedestrian friendly routeways will transform this once iconic stadium
Client Taylor Wimpey
Location South Wales
Memorial park within site
This strategic site in South Wales was once home to the Llanelli Scarlets Rugby Football Club and was where Wales famously beat the All Blacks 9-3 in October 1972. The last game was played in October 2008 and, after a lengthy planning process, planning was finally approved in January 2012.
Because of its experience and expertise in residential landscape design, Taylor Wimpey engaged Liz Lake Associates to develop a scheme that encompasses a former culverted water-course within a wildlife area which future residents could also enjoy. The site will eventually contain over 300 houses and flats many with views over open space or pocket parks making this a particularly attractive development. Approach Developing a cohesive landscape design was paramount in the design approach for the site. Working closely with the design team, a robust, spatially aware masterplan was developed based
Pocket park proposals link to heritage
around a framework of open spaces and green route-ways. As part of the residential landscape architecture, the new watercourse is of particular importance creating an attractive setting to the new housing units and will become a haven for wildlife. Liz Lake Associates has also developed a detailed management proposal so the scheme will continue be kept in an appropriate manner, ensuring the site will be used by local residents and to develop as a sustainable landscape. Outcome The landscape proposals were worked up to detailed design stage and construction began in 2012 with completion expected in 2014/15. Liz Lake Associates has also developed a detailed management proposal so the scheme will continue to be kept in an appropriate manner, ensuring the site will be used by local residents and to develop as a sustainable landscape.
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This former historic stadium is to be transformed into a contemporary development with strategic planting and bespoke waterside park befitting this historic site
Client Barratt Homes
Architect Saunders Partnership
Mature planting retained where possible
Liz Lake Associates was commissioned to prepare
The public space and individual plot landscapes
the detailed landscape plans for the Trumpington
include a combination of native plants and semi-
Meadows residential development of 350 houses on
native species, many of which are bee-friendly,
the southern outskirts of Cambridge. The proposals
with hedgerows and large trees (oak, lime) and
include a diverse mix of housing types and range of
smaller flowering trees such as wild cherry,
community facilities set within a village framework
Callery pear var. and rowan adding to the village
of public open space, green corridors and streets,
character. Further to planning approval of the
with community parks and sustainable urban
detailed planting scheme, Liz Lake Associates have
continued to oversee the landscape implementation within the construction phase of the development.
Planting to streetscape
Approach A strong landscape framework was established
within the overarching development vision and
The majority of the residential properties have now
objectives identified within the existing Design
been completed and the landscape framework is
Code. The village quarter character area was further
being implemented concurrently. The scheme, as
defined with distinctive tree and shrub planting
it matures, will establish a rich and diverse setting
palettes focused about community open space
within which this new community can live, work
areas, streetscape, local play areas and individual
Communal garden planting
S N MEADMOBRW O T G IN GE P ID M U TR ON, CA TRUMPINGT A strong landscape framework was established within the overarching development vision and objectives identified within the existing Design Code
Client C & M Homes
Location South Essex
Architect C & M Homes
This prestige residential development of 465 homes
land during preparations for the development. This
at the former Garrison site in Shoeburyness is a
provides a focal point and is surrounded by circular
mixed-use development that includes restoration
and conversion of the former Garrison buildings as well as a substantial element of new build. Liz Lake
Associates was invited to produce proposals for a
The pocket park designed by Liz Lake Associates
pocket park within the centre of the development.
will create new, excellent quality, green open space in the public realm for the inhabitants of Gunnery
Circular benches help provide a focal point
Hill and adjacent areas. The landscape design
Landscape architects Liz Lake Associates designed
principles have respected the heritage of the site
a pocket park and green that will form the centre
and the natural biodiversity of the surrounding
piece of a high-quality public realm within the new
The green is orientated to look out towards the sea. It features a restored cannon that was found on the
The green is orientated to look out towards the sea
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The green is orientated to look out towards the sea. It features a restored cannon that was found on the land during preparations for the development
Architect Roberts Limbrick
3D proposed view from the balcony
This bespoke, multi-million pound development
located on a prominent headland surrounding St
Currently at detailed tender stage, Liz Lake
Aubinâ€™s Bay in Jersey consists of nine apartments,
Associates is working closely with the client and
designed around a central pedestrian courtyard
architect to create a contextually appropriate
containing bespoke artwork by the renowned
scheme befitting this prominent location.
international artist, Lucy Unwin. The scheme recently gained planning permission
Sketch of courtyard proposals
and work has begun on site with completion
The planting scheme relates to the architectural
expected in 2014. Liz Lake are working with the
layout and is both low maintenance whilst of
client to ensure the planting scheme is befitting
local provenance making this a sensitive yet
this iconic scheme.
contemporary scheme befitting this unique site. Landscape embankments facing the coast are planted with salt tolerant herbaceous and shrub species which give year round colour and interest.
Courtyard including public art
RTMENTSESY JERSEY ASTPA , JER AUBINS BAY This visually stunning development sets a new benchmark in luxury living in Jersey
Client Linden Homes
Architect Galliford Try PLC
Tree lined open space
Liz Lake Associates was commissioned to
develop landscape plans for the conversion of a
The scheme encompasses a series of restored open
site comprising the former Highwood and Little
spaces which link into the original urban analysis
Highwood Hospital complex. The eastern half of
study. Liz Lake Associates drew on its experience
the site lies within a Conservation Area and the
in landscape restoration and conversion to develop
site covers an area of approximately eight hectares
the formal and informal areas complement the
and a planning application for 205 new homes was
restored architectural heritage, ensuring the
submitted to Brentwood Council.
scheme will be used for generations to come.
Approach Landscape masterplan, strategic green space
Liz Lake Associates is highly experienced in conversion projects within Conservation Areas. Working closely with the client design team and Brentwood Council, the scheme has evolved to respond to the immediate context, whilst having its own bespoke character, linking the site and contextual heritage with the new build units and open space.
Organic play area
HOSPITAL HIGHWOOâ€”DBRENTWOOD, ESSEX Liz Lake Associates is highly experienced in conversion projects within Conservation Areas
Client St. Modwen Homes
Architect Roberts Limbrick
Located within the outskirts of Worcester Town
these green corridors will link the scheme with
Centre and situated in a prominent position on
surrounding planting. Strategic views have been
the banks of the Worcester and Birmingham
created through strategic planning of roads and
Canal the site gains strategic views across the city.
housing towards the canal-side and beyond.
Formerly the Worcester Patent Brick works the site
A bespoke POS has been created adjacent to the
is to be developed into a high quality residential
canal encapsulating the former brick workings,
development and brings much needed employment
planted with indigenous species and a linked
opportunities. The reserved matters application for
network of signage and information boards the
the first phase of development has recently been
project will be pivotal in the regeneration of the
approved with the consent forming part of a larger
area and Worcester as a whole.
170 dwelling masterplan. Outcome
Views of the River Severn
The masterplan is based upon a sustainable model
By creating a series of linked open spaces utilising
with close links to the city centre, local schools
the existing landscape resource a masterplan
and surrounding footpaths and by-ways. Now
evolved which unified the site and responded to its
complete with detailed Phase 1 planting submitted
immediate context. Central spine roads are planted
for planning with construction started in 2013.
with native trees within wide verges under planted
Subsequent phases will follow upon planning
with spring flowering bulbs, once established
BANK GREGORY'SWORCESTER The masterplan is based upon a sustainable model with close links to the city centre, local schools and surrounding footpaths and by-ways
Client St. Modwen Homes
Architect Roberts Limbrick
Visualisation of retaining wall
Sketch landscape proposals
Longbridge is part of a ÂŁ1bn, 468 acre mixed regeneration site for which St. Modwen Homes is the developer and joint landowner, with the Homes and Communities Agency (the national housing and regeneration agency) also owning 34 acres. The overall scheme will create over 3,000 jobs through construction and permanent employment opportunities.
previous phase and local distinctiveness. Residential and regeneration landscape developments require both imagination and sensitivity to local surroundings. Groups of native, semi-native and ornamental planting were designed for separate character areas which would help unify the overall scheme but also give local character where required.
The initial client briefing for landscape development was essentially simple, to design a scheme which encapsulated the positive aspects of phase 1 and aim to improve this within subsequent phases to ensure the overall scheme was of the highest possible standard given the strict budget.
A significant part of the landscape design needed to embrace a large retaining structure. Liz Lake Associates designed this as a feature on arrival into the scheme and as an attractive outlook for the proposed blocks of apartments.
Approach Park View was the first St. Modwen Homes development, built on the former MG Rover site, started in 2011 and home already to over 100 families. Working closely with the architect and client, Liz Lake Associates helped to develop a comprehensive planting plan which related to the
MG Rover part of Longbridge's car heritage
Outcome Liz Lake Associates has now completed detailed designs for Phase 2 with approval now achieved with Birmingham City Council. The next phase of development which encapsulates leisure and retail facilities and over 300 houses and flats is being worked up to complete this sustainable scheme.
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LICKEY ROA Working closely with the architect and client a strong planting palette was created which related to the previous phase and local distinctiveness
Client Bovis Homes
Architect KLH Architects
The north gate
The approach from Butt Road
Liz Lake Associates was commissioned to design the public realm for four key areas within the former Ministry of Defence Garrison Site in Colchester, which lies within a Conservation Area and includes the archaeological remains of Britainâ€™s only Roman circus as well as the walls of a former abbey, both of which are scheduled ancient monuments.
elements in the scheme complement each other in order to reinforce sense of place.
Approach Liz Lake Associates combined its heritage and residential expertise by working closely with the project team and the Local Authority and their consultants to achieve a diverse and interesting public realm over four sites, sensitive to the local context and the conservation and archaeological constraints of the sites.
The park has been designed to achieve a comfortable buffer from the surrounding homes, in the event of anti-social behaviour. The number of properties directly overlooking the park has been maximised both to provide an attractive outlook and to ensure adequate surveillance.
Drawing on our extensive experience in this area, this pocket park follows the key design principles for successful pocket park - that the design style and choice of materials for the park and the built
Looking west across the centre of the pocket park
The park forms a green â€˜oasisâ€™ as one of a number of open spaces, linked by high-quality public realm. Other spaces in the neighbourhood provide formal play and sports provision as well as semi-natural green space.
Outcome Planning permission was granted for all four sites and these have progressed to the next stage of development. This pocket park designed by Liz Lake Associates was built by Bovis Homes and is now a well used and appreciated facility.
ISON R GARR E T S E H C , ESSEX L R O TE C COLCHES In an increasingly fragmented society, facing the challenge of providing spaces that can strengthen social cohesion is a worthwhile aim
Client London & Quadrant
Location Greater London
Trim Trail Proposals
Cat Hill Campus is located in Enfield, close to
Cockfosters and is a former campus for Middlesex
Once approved, the design will retain and
University. It is a unique site located on the
incorporate the existing woodland and trees
boundary of Chase Side and Cat Hill, containing
of particular significance and also feature a re-
a variety of veteran oak trees and woodland belts
modelled pond and a smaller receptor pond on
on the periphery of the site as well as two ponds.
the site boundary. It is anticipated that this site
The client proposal was to demolish the existing
will link with the adjacent woodlands and park,
buildings and create a bespoke housing scheme
creating a species-rich environment with enhanced
befitting this strategic site.
The layout also respects the tree protection zones
Working closely with the client and design team,
outlined by the arboriculturalist, helping to ensure
a landscape masterplan was developed to create
the longevity and health of these retained trees
a robust yet sensitive scheme responding to its
within the site.
immediate context and respecting the siteâ€™s natural existing features. The design features an integrated â€œtrim trailâ€? activity route, which links the site play areas with a pedestrian woodland walk
Shared 'community' spaces
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We developed a landscape masterplan to create a robust yet sensitive scheme responding to its immediate context
Client St. Modwen Homes
Location North Somerset
Architect Roberts Limbrick
Central POS with swale
This former RAF site is surrounded by mature
with the second phase currently awaiting planning
woodlands and is located approximately fifteen
minutes from Weston-Super-Mare. Outcome Recently recognised in the What House Awards
Named as one of the top three developments in the
as one of the top three developments in the UK,
UK at What House Awards, Liz Lake Associates are
this ÂŁ400 million mixed-use scheme will provide
continuing to work closely with St. Modwen Homes
a range of community facilities including retail
to ensure the project maintains the high standards
space, library and school all within walking distance
of the design.
of the new homes. Phase 1 is now completed with all homes built to
CfSH Level 4. The scheme has a unique character,
Working closely with the design team and client,
with landscape as the unifying element. It is
Liz Lake Associates developed a hierarchical
envisaged that the next phases will integrate with
approach to layout, drainage and access as part of
and further enhance the first phase of development
the landscape architecture. This long term project
and continue to maintain the high quality approach
will bring many benefits to the local community.
to this unique scheme and its landscape design.
The first phase of development has been completed
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Recently recognised in the What House Awards as one of the top three developments in the UK
Client Taylor Wimpey
Location Newport, South Wales
Architect Roberts Limbrick
Liz Lake Associates was commissioned by Taylor
Wimpey to redesign this strategic site on the banks
Working closely with the Welsh Assembly, Newport
of the River Usk for high-quality apartments.
Planning Authority and Newport Regeneration
The site is a landmark site in Newport which has
Company, a scheme was designed which satisfies
received significant funding in the past decade with
all stakeholders aspirations as well as achieving a
major redevelopment and improvement works.
landmark scheme for Newport.
Approach The landscape architecture team at Liz Lake Urban plaza
Associates designed a tree-lined boulevard link which connects the site to the proposed Rodney Parade development to the rear. Adjacent to a footbridge landing, a new plaza was designed which creates an exciting urban environment with bars and restaurants and a variety of dwelling types.
Sketch of phase one 'green spaces'
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LLA was commissioned by Taylor Wimpey to redesign this strategic site on the banks of the River Usk
Client Taylor Wimpey East London
Location East London
Architect Biscoe & Stanton
Taylor Wimpey East London is building 948 houses
The informality of the design contrasts with and
and apartments on the former site of the University
complements the strong lines of the adjacent
of East London. All 13 apartment buildings will
architecture. A serpentine path meanders along the
have a green roof and the public realm includes
central axis of the space. Open areas can be used for
a number of innovative areas of public open
picnics and barbecues by residents, while sunken,
space, including â€™the spineâ€™ landscape, which runs
more intimate spaces will provide communal
through the development. Liz Lake Associates was
meeting spaces suitable for quiet sitting on the low
commissioned to prepare a detailed landscape
elliptical-shaped granite benches.
design scheme for this spine area. Shallow grass mounding to the back of these The 'Spine'
meeting areas and elsewhere along the length
The so-called 'spine' on the site is a north-south
of the spine will create raised lawns, thereby
aligned linear amenity space which provides a
increasing opportunities for informal passive
green link from Mayesbrook Park to the south, into
recreation and imaginative play. Swathes of
the heart of the development.
wildflower grassland and indigenous species of trees and hedgerows will also help to promote
Drawing on its experience of landscape design in
residential areas, Liz Lake Associates developed a scheme which has a harmonious fluid informality
and can be seen as a piece of modern art when
Construction of the apartments and landscape is
viewed from the upper floor balconies.
well underway and the spine landscape should be completed by mid 2015.
Elliptical granite bench set within grass mounding
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