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INTRODUCTION I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED BEING OUTDOORS. FROM EXPLORING OUR NEIGHBOUR’S RHUBARB PATCH AND CAMPING IN THE NEARBY PEAK DISTRICT AS A CHILD. TO REVAMPING A DERELICT ALLOTMENT PLOT AND REDESIGNING OUR FAMILY GARDEN. I AM DISCOVERING MORE AND MORE HOW IMPORTANT QUALITY OUTDOOR SPACE IS TO THE WAY WE LIVE AND INTERACT. I LIKE WORKING AT DIFFERENT SCALES, HELPING TO PROVIDE ANSWERS TO SOME OF THE QUESTIONS WE FACE AT BOTH A MICRO AND MACRO LEVEL. I AIM TO CREATE IMAGINATIVE AND SENSITIVE DESIGNS THAT PROVIDE EXCITING EXPERIENCES FOR USERS. I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN REUSING MATERIALS TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE PLACES THAT ARE SPECIFIC TO THEIR LOCATION. DAVIDEDWARDMAHON@OUTLOOK.COM

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CONTENTS CONTENTS BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL PARK

DESIGN THEORY AND PRACTICE

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USER STORYBOARD 1:1250 MASTERPLAN 1:500 MASTERPLAN

FAIRBOURNE 2070 THE NEW GOLD RUSH

DESIGN THESIS

DESIGN BRIEF AND CONCEPT SITE ANALYSIS - FLOODING CLIMATE CHANGE CONSIDERATIONS MOVING FROM A LINEAR TO CIRCULAR ECONOMY IDENTIFYING A NEW SITE FOR FAIRBOURNE DEVELOPMENT AREAS 1:10,000 STRATEGY PLAN ATTRACTING A YOUNGER DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTER AREAS

WILLENHALL MEMORIAL PARK

8 ZONING PLAN 1:1250 PANT EINION MASTERPLAN RAILWAY POSTER VISUAL 1:500 PANT EINION MASTERPLAN SECTION DRAWINGS DEVELOPMENT OF ‘PLAY ISLAND’ AREA MATERIALS PLANTING

SYNTHESIS TO DETAIL

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DETAILED DESIGN DEVELOPMENT FROM CONCEPT DESIGN DETAILS

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BIRMINGHAM USER STORYBOARDS DESIGN THEORY AND PRACTICE CENTRAL PARK DESIGN THEORY AND PRACTICE

TOURISTS. MEMORABLE ONE OFF VISITS.

BRIEF

EXPERIENCE STARTS THROUGH THE TRAIN WINDOW ATTRACTION TO THE SITE.

THE AIM WAS TO DESIGN A CONCEPTUAL MASTERPLAN FOR A MAJOR NEW CENTRAL PARK IN BIRMINGHAM. SEVERAL COMPONENTS HAD TO BE SYNTHESISED AND RESOLVED TO CREATE THE DESIGN: • THE PRINCIPLES OF ‘BLURRING’ AND ‘EXPANDING’ WHICH WERE DEVELOPED FROM ANALYSING A ROTHKO PAINTING • UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3 - GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING • THE THEME OF ‘CROSSING BOUNDARIES’ • THE IDEAS OF ‘PROMENADING, POSING, AND CONTEMPLATION’

CONCEPT

THE CONCEPT FOR THE PARK WAS ‘ABOVE AND BELOW THE LINE’. THE EXISTING TOPOGRAPHY OF THE SITE WAS ENHANCED TO CREATE DIFFERENT USER EXPERIENCES - ELEVATED AREAS WITH VIEWS OF THE CITY SKYLINE AND EFFICIENT ACTIVE TRAVEL ROUTES, AND SUNKEN AREAS FOR CONTEMPLATION BESIDE THE RIVER REA.

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MOVING THROUGH ENCLOSURE - SENSE OF ANTICIPATION.

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CITY CENTRE WORKERS. SHORT REPEAT VISITS. BOLD PATTERNS ABOVE AND BELOW THE LINE REVEALED WHEN MOVING AT SPEED.

EFFICIENT, ACTIVE COMMUTER ROUTES.

VIEWS OF THE SITE OFFICE. A REMIND LUNCH.

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THE SPACE OPENS UP. RELAXED ROUTES FOR PROMENADING. VANTAGE POINTS FOR POSING.

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MASTERPLAN 1:1250

MASTERPLAN 1:500 CONCEPTUAL MASTERPLAN FOR A NEW CITY PARK IN CENTRAL BIRMINGHAM. REGENERATING AREAS AROUND THE GRAND UNION CANAL AND ALLOWING THE RIVER REA TO EXPAND FOR FLOOD ALLEVIATION.

PROPOSED HS2 STATION

PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT FACING INTO PARK RIVER REA FLOOD EXPANSION AREA DECIDUOUS WOODLAND - REDUCING URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT

MARKET SQUARE WITH FOOD STALLS AND CAFÉS

GARRISON LANE PARK CONNECTED OVER MIDDLEWAY

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FAIRBOURNE 2070 THE NEW GOLD RUSH 500 RESIDENTS

DESIGN PRINCIPLES

• WASTE AND POLLUTION DESIGNED OUT • KEEP PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS IN USE • REGENERATE NATURAL SYSTEMS • MOVE FROM PRODUCTS TO SERVICES

2500 TOURISTS

UPCYCLE

REUSE

RECYCLE

DESIGN THESIS

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FAIRBOURNE, A COASTAL VILLAGE IN SOUTH WEST GWYNEDD, IS SET TO BE THE FIRST COMMUNITY IN THE UK TO BE ‘DECOMMISSIONED’ DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE. RISING SEA LEVELS MEAN THAT BY 2054, IT WILL NO LONGER BE SAFE NOR SUSTAINABLE FOR RESIDENTS TO REMAIN IN FAIRBOURNE. MY BRIEF IS TO RELOCATE AND DESIGN A NEW FAIRBOURNE SETTLEMENT THAT IS RESILIENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND USES THE PRINCIPLES OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY.

SPACIAL PRINCIPLES - KINTSUGI

CONCEPT THE PREVIOUS GOLD RUSH IN THE DOLGELLAU GOLD BELT, IN WHICH FAIRBOURNE IS SITUATED, LARGELY ENDED BY THE TIME OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR WHEN IT WAS NO LONGER FINANCIALLY VIABLE TO EXTRACT THIS RESOURCE FROM THE LANDSCAPE. THE NEW GOLD RUSH IS NOT ABOUT TAKING MORE RESOURCES FROM THE LANDSCAPE, BUT INSTEAD REUSING THOSE THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN EXTRACTED AND REPLENISHING THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN DEPLETED.

“KINTSUGI IS A CENTURIES-OLD JAPANESE ART OF REPAIRING BROKEN POTTERY AND TRANSFORMING IT INTO A NEW WORK OF ART WITH GOLD. THE SCARS AND CRACKS OF THE BROKEN CERAMIC BECOME THE FOCUS.” (INVALUABLE, 2018) THESE PRINCIPLES WERE USED AS PART OF THE DESIGN PROCESS AND DEVELOPING THE SPACIAL ARRANGEMENTS OF THE NEW SETTLEMENT, BUT ALSO LINKING TO THE CONCEPT OF REUSING MATERIALS.

FRAGMENTING

JOINING

VIEW OF THE DOLGELLAU GOLD MINING AREA, CA. 1927. (MINDAT, N.D.)

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SITE ANALYSIS

THE PERFECT STORM

THE VILLAGE IS BUILT ON RECLAIMED SALT MARSH ON THE ESTUARY OF THE AFON MAWDDACH. IT IS SURROUNDED BY THE MOUNTAINS OF SNOWDONIA TO THE EAST, AND CARDIGAN BAY TO THE WEST. THERE ARE MANY FACTORS RELATING TO FLOODING THAT WILL MAKE IT UNSUITABLE FOR HABITATION IN 2070.

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“IF YOU WISH TO FIND A LOCATION THAT IS LIKELY TO BE FLOODED, THEN BY ALL MEANS FILL IN THE MARSH AND BUILD THERE” (MCHARG, 1967: 58)

H IG H WA T E R T A B L E A N D R I S I N G 0 . 3 M B E L O W S U R F A C E VILLAGE BUILT ON

LOW LYING SALT MARSH 2.5M ABOVE ORDNANCE DATUM

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CLIMATE CHANGE

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FAIRBOURNE

BIRMINGHAM HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS A COMPARISON AS10 IT WAS TOURISTS FROM THE MIDLANDS THAT WERE TARGETED WHEN SIR ARTHUR MCDOUGALL FIRST 5 DEVELOPED FAIRBOURNE AS SEASIDE RESORT IN 1865. GLOBAL WARMING WILL MAKE SUMMER TEMPERATURES SOAR IN BIRMINGHAM AND TOURISTS 0 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC WILL ONCE AGAIN SEEK OUT COOLER COASTAL LOCATIONS.

THE TEMPERATE MARITIME CLIMATE IN FAIRBOURNE HAS A HIGHER AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THAN BIRMINGHAM, BUT CRUCIALLY IT IS MILDER IN THE WINTER AND COOLER IN THE SUMMER MONTHS. WITH AN ANTICIPATED 2 DEGREE INCREASE IN 2100 (IPCC, 2013) THIS WILL MAKE ITS COASTAL LOCATION A REAL ASSET AND AN ESCAPE 25 FROM THE HEAT OF THE CITY.25

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IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT RAINFALL WILL INCREASE BY AROUND 10% IN 2100. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN INCREASED FREQUENCY OF STORMS CAUSED BY MORE WATER VAPOUR EVAPORATING INTO THE ATMOSPHERE (UNGS, 2020). IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ANY NEW DEVELOPMENT IS WELL SHELTERED FROM STORMS AND PROTECTED FROM FLOODING.

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11.2°C 2100

2100 HIGH 2100 LOW

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AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DATA FROM EN CLIMATE DATA (N.D,a)

YEARLY YEARLY INCREASED RAINFALL IN RAINFALL IN FREQUENCY OF CT NOV DEC 0 STORMS 2100 JAN FEB 2020 MAR APR MAY JUN2100 JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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5 5776mm 00 JAN APR MAY JUN NOV DEC JANFEB FEBMAR MAR APR MAY JUNJUL JULAUG AUGSEP SEPOCT OCT NOV DEC

YEARLY RAINFALL IN 2100

INCREASED SUMMER HEAT ISLAND EFFECT 2100

RAINFALL DATA FROM EN CLIMATE DATA (N.D,b)

RAINFALL WILL ALSO INCREASE IN BIRMINGHAM BUT THE MAIN ISSUE WILL BE AN INCREASE IN SUMMER TEMPERATURES.

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LINEAR ECONOMY 2020 HEATING AND POWER FROM FOSSIL FUELS

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TAKE-MAKE-WASTE WORKING AGAINST NATURAL SYSTEMS

NATURAL CAPITAL RESTORED, CARBON SEQUESTERED IN EXPANDED SALTMARSH

- FLOOD PLAIN FILLED - RIVERS DIVERTED

EFFICIENT HOMES POWERED BY RENEWABLES

LOCAL INDEPENDENT SHOPS BUT FOOD IMPORTED FROM OUTSIDE THE REGION

NEW HIGH SKILLED JOBS CREATED IN RE-MANUFACTURING

NEW LOCATION FOR FAIRBOURNE WORKING WITH NATURAL SYSTEMS

“A CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF DESIGNING OUT WASTE AND POLLUTION, KEEPING PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS IN USE, AND REGENERATING NATURAL SYSTEMS.” (ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION, 2017) UN SDG 11 - SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES UN SDG 12 - RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

AIR POLLUTION HIGH CAR OWNERSHIP

“CONSTRUCTION, DEMOLITION AND EXCAVATION GENERATED AROUND THREE FIFTHS (62%) OF TOTAL UK WASTE IN 2016.” (GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL SERVICE, 2020)

FAIRBOURNE DECOMMISSIONED DEMOLITION WASTE TRANSPORTED OFF SITE TO LANDFILL INEFFICIENT HOMES

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RESOURCES FROM OLD FAIRBOURNE REUSED, RE-MANUFACTURED AND RECYCLED

MOVE FROM PRODUCTS TO SERVICES

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IDENTIFYING A NEW SITE FOR FAIRBOURNE A METHODOLOGY INSPIRED BY MCHARG (1967), RATING THE AREA AGAINST SEVERAL CRITERIA TO IDENTIFY A NEW SITE FOR FAIRBOURNE. THE DARKER THE AREA IS SHADED THE LESS SUITABLE IT IS FOR THE NEW SETTLEMENT. THESE FINDINGS WERE THEN COMBINED TO LOCATE THE FOUR SITES SHOWN OPPOSITE.

TIDAL FLOODING

EXPOSURE

THE SHADED AREA IS EXPECTED TO BE BELOW THE HIGH WATER LEVEL OF THE IRISH SEA BY 2100 (BASED ON DATA FROM CLIMATE CENTRAL, 2020) IT IS THEREFORE NOT SUITABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT.

HERE AREAS THAT ARE EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS ARE SHADED. THESE ARE AREAS ON HIGHER GROUND THAT ARE NOT BENEFITING FROM SHELTER SUCH AS WOODLAND COVER. BY 2070 IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT WIND SPEEDS AT FAIRBOURNE WILL HAVE INCREASED AND STORMS WILL BE MORE FREQUENT, IT’S THEREFORE IMPORTANT TO SELECT A SITE THAT BENEFITS FROM SOME SHELTER.

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AREAS WHERE IT IS IMPRACTICAL TO DEVELOP BECAUSE OF STEEP SLOPES, OR AT LEAST SIGNIFICANT ENGINEERING WOULD BE REQUIRED TO DO SO, USING UP VALUABLE RESOURCES.

AREAS WITH HIGHER ECOLOGICAL VALUE SHOULD NOT BE DEVELOPED. CRITERIA FOR THE HIGHEST RATED AREAS INCLUDES ECOLOGICAL DESIGNATIONS SUCH AS SSSI’S, BROADLEAF WOODLAND AND SALT MARSH. SECONDARY RATED AREAS INCLUDE CONIFEROUS WOODLAND AND GRASSLAND. N

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DEVELOPMENT AREAS AND HABITATS THE PROPOSED NEW SETTLEMENT IS SPLIT ACROSS FOUR SMALLER SITES TO AVOID ENCROACHING ON THE SURROUNDING HABITATS. UPLAND ACID GRASSLAND / UPLAND MONTANE HEATHLAND

SITE 4

SITE 3

SITE 1

SITE 2

LOWLAND HEATH / LOWLAND DRY ACID GRASSLAND

CONIFEROUS WOODLAND UPLAND OAK WOODLAND ARTHOG BOG BOUNDARY FEATURES - DRY STONE WALLS

ARTHOG

DISUSED MINE FRIOG

DRAINED SALTMARSH

AFON HENDDOL

EXISTING FAIRBOURNE SITE

A493

CAMBRIAN COAST RAILWAY

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STRATEGY PLAN ONE OF THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE SITES IS THE TOPOGRAPHY WHICH MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO CONNECT THE SITES BY ROAD. THE SOLUTION IS A NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY USING A HYBRID OF DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES TO TRAVEL UP STEEP GRADIENTS WITH A RENEWABLE POWER SOURCE. EACH OF THE FOUR SITES FOCUSES ON A DIFFERENT PROCESS FOR THE CIRCULAR USE OF MATERIALS, WITH THE MATERIALS TRANSPORTED AROUND THE SITES BY THE RAILWAY.

KEY SEA AT LOW TIDE SEA AT HIGH TIDE / SALT MARSH ZONE 1 REDUCED BEACH AT LOW TIDE STORM SURGE FLOOD PLAIN - SALT MARSH ZONE 2 MAINLINE RAILWAY BARMOUTH FERRY ROUTE AT HIGH TIDE FOOTPATH / CYCLE PATH NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY ROAD CAR SHARE SITE SETTLEMENT SITE ARABLE AGRICULTURE SITE CONIFEROUS WOODLAND

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ZONING PLAN RESIDENTIAL

EXISTING BROADLEAF WOODLAND

PRIVATE SHARED SPACE

EXISTING CONIFEROUS WOODLAND

COMMUNITY SPACE

PROPOSED BROADLEAF WOODLAND

BRYNGWYN CAMP GROUNDS

EXISTING WATER BODY

SPORTS

PROPOSED WATER BODY PUBLIC SPACE

ROAD

CAMP GROUNDS AGRICULTURE

FOOTPATH / CYCLE PATH

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VIEW 1 - HILLSIDE LINKS THE TWO SITE AREAS

UPCYCLE

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SECTIONS SECTION A 1:200 @A1 RESIDENTIAL BARN REUSED CORRUGATED TIN CLADDING

ELECTRIC CAR SHARE

BIKE STORE AND HIRE

SHARED RESIDENTS

PUBLIC

PRIVATE

UPLAND OAK WOODLAND WITH BIRCH

SHARED RESIDENTS GREENHOUSE RECYCLED PLASTIC

GUEST HOUSE REUSED SLATE CLADDING AND LIME RENDER OVER REUSED BRICKS

MESOTROPHIC LAKE MARGINAL PLANTING

TERRACED HOUSING WITH BALCONY OVERLOOKING SHARED RESIDENTS AREA

PRIVATE

DRY ACID GRASSLAND

PUBLIC

NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY

SECTION B 1:200 @A1

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PLAY ISLAND MODEL 1:200 ACCESSIBLE ROUTE WITH 1:12 GRADIENT

VIEWING / RESTING POINT ON MOUND

SAND AND WATER PLAY

PLAY EQUIPMENT BUILT INTO SLOPE

PLAY ISLAND PLANTI

COMMUNITY CENTRE AND CAFE

• ENHANCING PLAY • REINFORCING THE KINTSUGI ‘FRAGMENTS’ • EXPANDING EXISTING HABITATS CREVICE COMMUNITIES

GAUGE TO NARROW ATION ST Y A W IL RA

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DRY ACID GRASSLAND

WILDLIFE TRUST, N.D.a

LOWLAND HEATH

UPLAND OAK WOODLAND

SHARED ROAD / PATH

WILDLIFE TRUST, N.D.b

LOW NUTRIENT LAKE

MEETING AREA FOR OLDER CHILDREN / TEENAGERS

MATERIALS -

KINTSUGI APPROACH

CRACKS AND OTHER IMPERFECTIONS IN THE MODEL HAVE BEEN REPAIRED AND HIGHLIGHTED WITH GOLD RATHER THAN CONCEALED. THE SAME PRINCIPLE CAN BE APPLIED TO THE SITE - RECYCLED AND REUSED MATERIALS ARE HIGHLIGHTED RATHER THAN HIDDEN TO PROVIDE A VISUAL LINK BACK TO THE OLD FAIRBOURNE SITE. EXAMPLES OF THIS ARE THE REUSE OF THE OLD SLIDE AND OTHER PLAY EQUIPMENT, BUT REINVENTED IN A SCHEME THAT IS SENSITIVE TO THE SITE.

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ING PLAN AND VISUAL 55 NO. MYRICA GALE

98 NO. ERICA CINEREA

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MIXED EMERGENT/ MARGINAL X 83M2 55 NO. ERICA CINEREA 3 NO. QUERCUS PETRAEA 35 NO. CAREX DIVULSA 70 NO. ASPLENIUM SCOLOPENDRIUM

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MIXED EMERGENT/ MARGINAL X 41M2

1:200 @ A1

PLANTING SURROUNDING THE ‘PLAY ISLAND’ IS A STYLISED VERSION OF THE NATURAL HABITATS FOUND SURROUNDING THE SITE. FOR EXAMPLE BLOCKS OF BELL HEATHER (ERICA CINEREA) HINT AT THE NEARBY LOWLAND HEATH HABITAT.

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WILLENHALL MEMORIAL PARK SYNTHESIS TO DETAIL THE DESIGN OF PAVING, ACTIVITY SPACE AND SURROUNDING PLANTING AT WILLENHALL MEMORIAL PARK IN THE WEST MIDLANDS. GABION SEATING WITH WESTERN RED CEDAR CLADDING TO SEAT 0.50 PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

THE CONCEPT IS TAKEN FROM THE PATINA CREATED BY A KEY IN A LOCK. INSPIRED BY THE HISTORIC LOCK MAKING INDUSTRY IN THE LOCAL AREA.

SELFBINDA GRAVEL IN COTSWOLD BUFF

0.50

BUND WITH PLANTING

GALVANISED STEEL GABION RETAINING WALL CRAZY PAVING USING RECYCLED CONCRETE SET INTO YELLOW DYED MORTAR

MAIN PATH - STAFFOR 200X100X50 LAID IN S PATTERN. MINIMUM 2 DESIGNED FOR LIMITE

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DESK STUDENT VERSION

GABION SEATING BRITISH WESTERN RED CEDAR BATON ATTACHED TO GABION CAGE WITH BLIND FIXING BESPOKE CURVED GALVANISED STEEL GABION CAGE WITH RECYCLED CONCRETE INFILL

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50 25 200 25MM SAND BEDDING LAYER 200MM COMPACTED MOT TYPE 1 EARTH

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EVENTS SHELTER

RECYCLED CONCRETE FROM PREVIOUS SKATE PARK ON SITE USED FOR GABION INFILL.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

STAFFORDSHIRE BLUE PAVERS 200X100X50 LAID IN STACKED BOND

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

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