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GROUNDWORK CASE STUDY

ff PROJECT NAME Anson Estate Environmental Improvements

ANSON ESTATE

COMMUNITY GARDEN

ff LOCATION Longsight, Manchester ff CLIENT Eastlands Homes Partnership Ltd

ff CONTRACT VALUE

PROJEC T SUMMARY

£78,000

ff Transformation of contractor’s site compound into an attractive community garden at the heart of the estate

ff COMPLETION 2012 ff DESIGN TEAM

Groundwork MSSTT

LANDSCAPE DESIGN Groundwork MSSTT Timber Wharf 42 - 50 Worsley Street Castlefield Manchester M15 4LD

Landscape Architect’s Visualisation of the proposed garden

Telephone 0161 220 1000 www.groundwork.org.uk/msstt For more information contact: Mark Knight - Landscape Manager mark.knight@groundwork.org.uk


GROUNDWORK CASE STUDY PROJEC T BACKGROUND ff

Originally the site was a featureless open grass area. This was then utilised as a site compound over a period of years for the internal refurbishment programme on the estate. On completion of the internal refurbishments, attention was then given to the external environmental improvements.

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Welcomed by the Tenants & Residents Association, the site was identified as an opportunity by Eastlands Homes to create a community garden and focal point for outdoor community activities.

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A local artist was employed to engage local residents through a series of workshops, to create bespoke features that enrich the space by capturing the history of the site -

“Groundwork has provided Eastlands Homes with an excellent service for many years. From the consultation to the planning and design of environmental improvements, the service offered by Groundwork has helped us work towards our vision of creating safe and successful neighbourhoods� Debbie Teece (Project Manager) Eastlands Homes

The site is located on the line of the Nico Ditch: An Anglo - Saxon boundary marker, part of which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument

Formerly a site compound

Transformed into a community garden

Telling the story of the Nico Ditch

Landscape case study Anson Estate Community Garden  

Transformation of contractor’s site compound into an attractive community garden at the heart of an estate in Longsight, Manchester

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