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Residential Landscapes Liz Lake Associates | Chartered Landscape Architects


LIZ LAKE ASSOCIATES : OUR ETHOS At Liz Lake Associates, we are landscape architects,

We assist our clients to prepare early for planning

urban designers and landscape planners. With the

submissions by providing thorough baseline

growing interest in our environment, the need for

studies and impartial assessments, and we use

high-quality and well-planned outdoor space has

our skills to apply veracity and appropriateness

never been greater. From public parks to private

to our work. Liz Lake Associates has a long and

gardens, and from urban extensions to town

successful record as expert witness at public

squares, elegant, inspiring and safe places provide

inquiry for matters affecting the landscape, views

a positive and lasting benefit to our quality of life

and ecology.

and well-being. As a medium sized practice, we are small enough Our approach to projects is holistic, no matter

to offer individual care and attention to projects,

how large or small. From the outset, we start with

and large enough to offer a comprehensive

a fresh vision, take a broad view to assess the

range of skills for the largest and most complex

context, find local inspiration, devise a strategic

landscape schemes.

and sustainable approach, and propose creative solutions.


SURVEY AND ANALYSIS

LANDSCAPE STRATEGY / DESIGN BRIEF

PROPOSALS

DETAILED DESIGN

CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE

Site Landscape Survey

Landscape Framework Drawing

Outline Hard and Soft Landscape Proposals Drawings

Tendering and Contract Administration

Analysis of Landscape / Urban Context

Strategic Design and Design Codes

Detailed Planting Proposal Drawings, Plant Schedules and Specifications

Landscape / Urban Character and Visual Impact Appraisal

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

Conceptual Design and Masterplanning

CONSULTATION Consultation with Client, Design Team and Local Authority

Public Engagement and Stakeholder Events

Graphics and Presentation Boards

Landscape Design Report

Photomontage

Coordination Drawing for Tree Planting, Sight Lines, Services and Street Lighting

Principal Designer Role [CDM 2015]

Detailed Construction Drawings Package, including Proposed Levels and Setting Out information

Detailed Hard Landscaping Proposals, Drawings and Specifications Arboricultural Protection Drawing

Design and Access Statements

On-Site Construction Management

Clerk-of-Works Maintenance and Management Plans

As built drawings

Landscape and Nature Conservation Management Plan


LANDSCAPE / 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 an essential element of a successful planning application. Working with the development team, we ensure that potential visual impacts are (where possible) mitigated for through appropriate design and landscape proposals.


MASTERPLANNING

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 FRAMEWORK AND STRATEGY

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.


SERVICES AND SETTING OUT COORDINATION

On larger residential projects the coordination of below ground services, sightlines, tree planting and street lighting at detailed design stage is an essential part of the design process and is becoming a planning requirement.


INTEGRATED MASTERPLAN

Fully integrated and rendered Landscape Strategy Plans show how the landscape design integrates within the local context, whilst creating a distinct sense of place. These plans are becoming an increasingly important requirement for the planning process, assisting the client and design team to understand the core landscape design elements and aims.


MASTERPLAN RENDERING

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.


PLANTING IMPLEMENTATION & CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

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

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 and Ecological Practices, to undertake Phase 1 Habitat Surveys and Landscape Management Plan Reports, as well as preparing Code for Sustainable Homes Ecological Assessment Reports with the aim of achieving Code Level 3 BRE. All practices can successfully defend their recommendations at enquiry.


PHOTOMONTAGE

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.


VISUALISATION

How do we convincingly visualise an environment that doesn't - yet – exist in the actual world? This is a huge challenge – though one, as landscape architects, we regularly face and are now industry leaders. Experience and imagination, along with powerful processing and cutting edge software such as 3D Studio Max, VRay and Photoshop, combine to create stunning rendered images with a realistic, even photorealistic quality.


BRITANIA NURSERIES

L

WALTHAM CROSS

iz Lake Associates were appointed to create

bats, large areas of reptile habitat and creating

a high-quality planting scheme for 90 new

wetland habitats within the attenuation basins.

houses, a contemporary play space and a large area of POS. The site itself is located alongside the Lee Valley Regional Park with the scheme requiring integration with this area through pedestrian access,

visual

permeability,

and

ecological

connectivity.

quantities

of

trees

were

strategically

positioned throughout the residential area to create varying hierarchical streetscape characters. Strong structural hedge planting accompanied this tree planting to provide a highly vegetated residential environment.

The project required two large attenuation basins which created opportunities for a varied public open space. This area was designed as a transitional environment between the urban development on the site and the Lee Valley Regional Park. Tree selection within this public open space had to suit this character, with native species suitable for wetland environments and the transitional parkland

Large

character

selected.

The

landscape

proposals also needed to suit the biodiverse nature of the area; including maintaining tree lines for

A play space was designed to suit varying age ranges whilst providing clear links into the wider open space. Contemporary equipment was used to provide structural forms as a feature near the entrance of the development. Overall, the scheme was completed through strong collaboration with the project architects, engineers, and ecologists to create a high-quality landscape scheme.

Client

Architect

Images

Name

Name

Play space sketch concept Public open space section Early sketch concpet for Public open space


THE PROJECT REQUIRED TWO LARGE ATTENUATION BASINS WHICH CREATED OPPORTUNITIES FOR A VARIED PUBLIC OPEN SPACE


EBBSFLEET GREEN

L

NORTHFLEET, KENT

iz Lake Associates was asked to prepare a

Our work included a series of photomontages

landscape and visual impact assessment, and

which were prepared from four key viewpoints

open space strategy report for a revised outline

agreed with the local authority. The photomontages

planning application for up to 950 dwellings in

illustrated the scheme at year 1 and year 15 and were submitted alongside the visual impact assessment

Dartford, Kent.

as part of the environmental statement for the

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

scheme. A cumulative landscape and visual assessment of the scheme was carried out together with the

the past years, which is now planned for strategic

various surrounding planned Ebbsfleet Valley

redevelopment including 10,000 new homes,

development applications.

employment uses and leisure facilities. The Ebbsfleet Valley Strategic site is now subject The site itself is former National Grid land and

to a commitment by the Government as a new

includes a decommissioned substation as well as

‘Garden City’, the first since Welwyn Garden City

overhead power lines. The proposed development

was founded in 1920. The Ebbsfleet Green site was

sought to transform the site into a new urban

recently granted outline planning permission and

centre, enhancing the visual amenity of the site

Liz Lake Associates are currently working up the

with a strong landscape strategy and removing

detailed landscape proposals for the first phase

substantial infrastructure from the site.

reserved matters submission.

Client

Architect

Images

Redrow Homes

Tetlow King

Square Landscape Strategy Proposal LAP / POS Photomontage (15 years)


OUR LANDSCAPE MASTERPLAN SOUGHT TO CREATE A NEW URBAN CENTRE SUPPORTED BY A STRONG LANDSCAPE SCHEME, INCLUDING SUDS, ALLOTMENTS, POS & ENHANCED WOODLANDS


BENTLEY PRIORY

T

STANMORE, LONDON

he historic landscape of Bentley Priory is

at the previous RAF Bentley Priory site on behalf

registered Grade 2 on English Heritage’s

of Barratt North London.

The detailed planting

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic

designs reflect and reinforce the historic setting

Interest in England. The Bentley Priory parkland

whilst providing valuable, usable green space

forms part of a major picturesque landscape

for modern living.

influenced by Uvedale Price. Liz Lake Associates

landscape designs and planting plans for the show

led

the

landscape

team

that

produced

We have produced detailed

the

home, sales office, walled garden podium terraces

Landscape Conservation Management Plan and

as well as the individual gardens and the wider

all landscape-related documents and plans that

parkland.

formed part of the planning permission granted

management plan for the public spaces and BRE

in July 2008 on behalf of RAF Bentley Priory.

homes assessment.

We have also produced a landscape

The RAF have now vacated the site and it has been purchased by two developers.

All landscape works have now been implemented and residential units are open for viewing and

Liz Lake Associates is part of a comprehensive

purchase. Bentley Priory has won numerous

detailed design team including Structa and Clague

Awards, and most recently was voted ‘Developer

implementing the planning permission for the

Award’ by the Urban Design Group.

residential aspects of this major redevelopment

Client

Architect

Engineer

Images

Barratt North

Clague

Halcrow Yolles

Private spaces are created within the park

London

Landscape masterplan Planting to rear garden spaces


THIS HISTORIC PARK WILL FORM PART OF THE LANDSCAPE AROUND NEW HOMES AND ONCE MORE BE ENJOYED BY MANY


RIDGEWAY FARM

R

SWINDON, WILTSHIRE

idgeway Farm is a strategic residential site

and exhibiting a strong sense of local vernacular

for over 700 residential units, on the north

architecture which influenced the architecture

east of Swindon.

Developed by Taylor Wimpey

proposed and created the opportunity to form a

Oxfordshire, the scheme is based around a

strong connection with the historic parts of the

central community hub and will include 30%

area. Materials were carefully selected to respect

affordable units 80% of which will be affordable

those traditionally found in the area and will

rent and 20% new build homebuy units. From the

predominantly be of a natural stone finish.

outset the scheme was designed around a central core of open space, to be predominantly hard

The

landscaping encompassing a primary school, retail

development, Phase 1 is currently approved and

facilities and an integrated play scheme linking to

being constructed on site. The development has a

surrounding play networks. Liz Lake Associates

hierarchical approach utilizing structural planting

helped select local artists to create art installations,

regimes, a more natural, semi-ornamental style to

using predominantly local craftsman to help bring

the boundaries with a more formal, grid approach

a distinct sense of place to the scheme. Due to the

to the Centre. The primary access routes are to be

site's topography and soil structure, we worked

planted with large, semi-mature native tree species

closely with the engineers to create a SUD’s

leading through the scheme to the central hub

network based around a series of seasonally wet/

which encompasses a new primary school and

dry ponds, set within the POS network.

central square, these are to be planted in specific

project

was

split

into

two

phases

of

tree pits to ensure longevity and to provide a high A contextual study was produced which included

structural canopy. This strong landscape structure

the

the

helps to form a cohesive development which

historic villages of Purton and Cricklade forming

responds to its immediate context whilst having its

an attractive, distinctive part of the wider area

own unique sense of place.

site's

immediate

surroundings,

with

Client

Architect

Images

Taylor Wimpey

Roberts Limbrick

Play area elevations Street scene planting Public open space sketch


THE SCHEME WAS DESIGNED AROUND A CENTRAL CORE OF OPEN SPACE WHICH IS TO BE PREDOMINANTLY HARD LANDSCAPING ENCOMPASSING A PRIMARY SCHOOL, RETAIL & PLAY SCHEME


BOUNDARY ROAD

W

BODMIN, CORNWALL

ainhomes is recognised as one of the

appropriate masterplan. The intention was to create

UK’s leading house builders, this strategic

a development with a distinct sense of place and a

green-field site within Cornwall had a number of

legible high quality environment which would sit

challenging site issues not least the steep aspect

well within the local semi-rural context. Strategic

of the site and relatively constrained position

tree planting with species of local provenance

adjacent to primary road and ancient hedgerows.

was design at the outset of the scheme to ensure

The site is to be developed into 235 new homes

services would not affect future growth potential,

with some retail provision, a new high quality

working closely with the client and design team

entrance square and a series of linked open spaces

including service engineers, Liz Lake Associates

incorporating bespoke play facilities.

developed a scheme which had high quality public realm as well as year round interest.

The planning process required an overall design code to help inform the overall masterplan, this

The highway infrastructure and construction of the

design code highlighted the need for a series of

Phase 1 housing scheme site is currently underway

linked ‘character zones’ and development parcels

with completion expected in early 2017.

needed to create an informed and contextual

Client

Architect

Images

Wainhomes

Wainhomes

POS sketch proposal CGI of entrance square Entrance Square sketch proposal


MASTERPLAN AND DESIGN CODE FOR A DISTINCTIVE NEW DEVELOPMENT IN CORNWALL


WILLIAM GUY GARDENS

T

BROMLEY BY BOW, EAST LONDON

his important housing scheme for Gateway

yet high quality public realm. The scheme required

Housing sits in a relatively constrained site

care and diligence during the design process to

in Bromley By Bow, East London within Tower

help create a scheme which achieved or exceeded

Hamlets

the

Gateway

Housing

approached

Liz

clients

aspirational

aims

whilst

meeting

Lake Associates to develop a masterplan with

budgetary constraints.

architects Ingleton Wood which would respond

in an optimum position on site the development

to its immediate context and in part help unify a

was enhanced with a large communal garden

somewhat disfunctional area of predominantly

to the south which helped block views from the

post-war social housing, 1970’s housing courts

neighbouring underground and help filter noise

and contemporary, high rise tower blocks.

from the east along the A12.

By locating the building

Full scheme plans

were produced for planning application including By attending regular meetings and consultations

detail hardscape and lighting design which helped

with London Legacy Development Corporation

enhanced the architectural façade and setting.

the site was seen as critical to the setting and further enhancement of Bromley By Bow and

Planning permission was secured on behalf of

Tower Hamlets. By developing sketch designs in

Gateway Housing for the demolition of 17 vacant

close association with the architect the building

affordable residential units and the development of

position was critical in defining the surrounding

a new residential block, providing 45 units for both

streetscape and in creating a visually interesting

market and affordable use.

Client

Architect

Images

Gateway

Ingleton

Early sketch masterplan

Housing

Wood

Rear shared gardens Link sketch


WE HELPED TO DEVELOP A MASTERPLAN THAT RESPONDED TO ITS IMMEDIATE CONTEXT, UNIFYING A SOMEWHAT DISFUNCTIONAL AREA OF PREDOMINANTLY POST-WAR SOCIAL HOUSING


MARCONI SITE

B

CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

ellway Homes (Essex) is building an exciting

in improving permeability in this part of the City

new mixed-use quarter in the heart of

Centre. A key element of the Landscape Strategy

Chelmsford City Centre. A design-led scheme for

has been to ensure that the new link is clearly

437 new apartments and houses as well as a range

legible; the design solution has been to delineate

of flexible commercial uses are proposed on the

the route with curvilinear lines of blue block paving

derelict Marconi Site which was the world’s first

with changes in direction at key movement nodes

purpose built radio factory and site of the first

defined by radiating splashes of blue block paving.

transatlantic radio transmission. A new urban garden featuring Italian Cypress will A broad framework for the public realm was defined

form the principal communal amenity space in the

by Chelmsford City Council and RMA Architects.

heart of the development. A dynamic triangular

Liz Lake Associates’ role was to design a vibrant,

shaped piazza will provide a commercial focus

legible and inclusive public realm creating a series

for the scheme in the south western part of the

of distinct spaces each with its own function and

site and feature active commercial frontages and

character.

opportunities for tables and chairs to spill out onto the south facing side of the piazza.

The proposed scheme will provide a new direct pedestrian and cycle route through the site linking

The planning committee unanimously approved

the train station in the south west with Anglia

the proposals and the project has progressed to

Ruskin University and New Street to the north

implementation on site.

east. This route delivers a key design objective

Client

Architect

Planning

Engineer

Images

Bellway Homes

RMA Architects

Savills

Ardent Consulting

Pleached trees in the Entrance Piazza

Engineers

Landscape Masterplan

Limited (Essex)

Commercial Square


A NEW URBAN GARDEN IN THE HEART OF THE DEVELOPMENT


WALTHAMSTOW STADIUM

O

WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON

pened in 1933 by William Chandler this iconic

incorporate a series of open spaces linked by a

stadium eventually closed in August 2008.

hierarchy of activity circuits and trim trials both

Having been featured in the Blur album Parklife

within the site and the surrounding area. These

and in the film Snatch the site is to be transformed

pedestrian/cycle friendly trails are intended to

into a stunning development of approximately 300

give the scheme a unique sense of place with the

flats and houses by L&Q. Set within the London

provision of specific leisure and play facilities.

Borough of Walthamstow the development is intended to be an exemplar for the Borough

The completed design respects the character and

and a catalyst for redevelopment in the area.

unique heritage of the site whilst incorporating bespoke leisure facilities catering for all age groups

Working closely with the client, design team

and fitness levels.

and Waltham Forest Council, the scheme was

River Ching and other ecological improvements

developed around the retained and to be restored

will create important green links throughout the

Tote buildings.

site and within the local area.

The scheme was developed to

The proposed de-culverted

Client

Architect

Images

L&Q Housing

Conran & Partners

Landscape masterplan

Association

The famous sign Streetscape


CGI: www.F10Studios.co.uk © 2011

BESPOKE PLAY AREAS, PUBLIC SPACES ALL SET WITHIN A HIERARCHY OF PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY ROUTEWAYS WILL TRANSFORM THIS ONCE ICONIC STADIUM


STRADEY PARK

T

LLANELLI, WALES

his strategic site in South Wales was once

spatially aware masterplan was developed based

home to the Llanelli Scarlets Rugby Football

around a framework of open spaces and green

Club and was where Wales famously beat the

route-ways. As part of the residential landscape

All Blacks 9-3 in October 1972. The last game

architecture, the new watercourse is of particular

was played in October 2008 and, after a lengthy

importance creating an attractive setting to the new

planning process, planning was finally approved in

housing units and will become a haven for wildlife.

January 2012. Liz Lake Associates has also developed a detailed Because of its experience and expertise in

management proposal so the scheme will continue

residential landscape design, Taylor Wimpey

be kept in an appropriate manner, ensuring the site

engaged Liz Lake Associates to develop a scheme

will be used by local residents and to develop as a

that encompasses a former culverted water-course

sustainable landscape.

within a wildlife area which future residents could also enjoy. The site will eventually contain over

The landscape proposals were worked up to detailed

300 houses and flats many with views over open

design stage and construction is well underway.

space or pocket parks making this a particularly

Liz Lake Associates has also developed a detailed

attractive development.

management proposal so the scheme will continue to be kept in an appropriate manner, ensuring the

Developing a cohesive landscape design was

site will be used by local residents and to develop as

paramount in the design approach for the site.

a sustainable landscape.

Working closely with the design team, a robust,

Client

Location

Architect

Images

Taylor Wimpey

South Wales

Focus

Memorial park within site Landscape masterplan Pocket park proposals link to heritage


THIS FORMER HISTORIC STADIUM IS TRANSFORMED INTO A CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENT WITH STRATEGIC PLANTING AND BESPOKE WATERSIDE PARK BEFITTING THE SITE


TRUMPINGTON MEADOWS

L

TRUMPINGTON, CAMBRIDGE

iz Lake Associates was commissioned to

The public space and individual plot landscapes

prepare the detailed landscape plans for the

include a combination of native plants and semi-

Trumpington Meadows residential development

native species, many of which are bee-friendly, with

of 350 houses on the southern outskirts of

hedgerows and large trees (oak, lime) and smaller

Cambridge. The proposals include a diverse

flowering trees such as wild cherry, Callery pear var.

mix of housing types and range of community

and rowan adding to the village character. Further to

facilities set within a village framework of public

planning approval of the detailed planting scheme,

open space, green corridors and streets, with

Liz Lake Associates have continued to oversee the

community parks and sustainable urban drainage

landscape implementation within the construction

features.

phase of the development.

A strong landscape framework was established

The majority of the residential properties have now

within the overarching development vision and

been completed and the landscape framework is

objectives identified within the existing Design

being implemented concurrently. The scheme, as

Code. The village quarter character area was further

it matures, will establish a rich and diverse setting

defined with distinctive tree and shrub planting

within which this new community can live, work

palettes focused about community open space

and play.

areas, streetscape, local play areas and individual plot landscape.

Client

Architect

Images

Barratt

Saunders

Mixed surfacing to streetscape

Homes

Partnership

Planting to streetscape Public open space to northern quarter


A STRONG LANDSCAPE FRAMEWORK WAS ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE OVERARCHING DEVELOPMENT VISION AND OBJECTIVES IDENTIFIED WITHIN THE EXISTING DESIGN CODE


GUNNERY HILL

T

his

prestige

residential

SHOEBURYNESS, ESSEX

of

The green is orientated to look out towards the sea.

465 homes at the former Garrison site in

development

It features a restored cannon that was found on the

Shoeburyness is a mixed-use development that

land during preparations for the development. This

includes restoration and conversion of the former

provides a focal point and is surrounded by circular

Garrison buildings as well as a substantial element

benches.

of new build. Liz Lake Associates was invited to produce proposals for a pocket park within the

The pocket park designed by Liz Lake Associates

centre of the development.

will create new, excellent quality, green open space in the public realm for the inhabitants of Gunnery

Landscape architects Liz Lake Associates designed

Hill and adjacent areas. The landscape design

a pocket park and green that will form the centre

principles have respected the heritage of the site

piece of a high-quality public realm within the new

and the natural biodiversity of the surrounding

residential development.

landscape.

Client

Architect

Images

C & M Homes

C & M Homes

Circular benches help provide a focal point Landscape masterplan The green is orientated to look out towards the sea


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


MONT DE LA ROCQUE APARTMENTS

T

his

bespoke,

development

multi-million

located

on

a

pound prominent

ST AUBINS BAY, JERSEY

planted with salt tolerant herbaceous and shrub species which give year round colour and interest.

headland surrounding St Aubin’s Bay in Jersey

After 10 months of detailed discussions and public

consists of nine apartments, designed around a

engagement

central pedestrian courtyard containing bespoke

planning authority and the design commission

artwork by the renowned international artist, Lucy

planning consent for 9 contemporary apartments

Unwin.

was achieved.

The planting scheme relates to the architectural

The scheme commenced on site shortly after

layout and is both low maintenance whilst of

approval and was completed in spring 2015, the

local provenance making this a sensitive yet

external works are establishing well with retained

contemporary scheme befitting this unique site.

trees species adding instant impact and maturity.

with

the

environment

minister,

Landscape embankments facing the coast are

Client

Architect

Images

Private

Roberts Limbrick

Landscape masterplan Sketch of courtyard proposals Courtyard including public art


THIS VISUALLY STUNNING DEVELOPMENT SETS A NEW BENCHMARK IN LUXURY LIVING IN JERSEY


HIGHWOOD HOSPITAL

L

BRENTWOOD, ESSEX

iz Lake Associates was commissioned to

respond to the immediate context, whilst having

develop landscape plans for the conversion of

its own bespoke character, linking the site and

a site comprising the former Highwood and Little

contextual heritage with the new build units and

Highwood Hospital complex. The eastern half of

open space.

the site lies within a Conservation Area and the site covers an area of approximately eight hectares

The scheme encompasses a series of restored open

and a planning application for 205 new homes was

spaces which link into the original urban analysis

submitted to Brentwood Council.

study. Liz Lake Associates drew on its experience in landscape restoration and conversion to develop

Liz Lake Associates is highly experienced in

the formal and informal areas complement the

conversion projects within Conservation Areas.

restored

Working closely with the client design team and

scheme will be used for generations to come.

architectural

heritage,

ensuring

the

Brentwood Council, the scheme has evolved to

Client

Architect

Images

Linden Homes

Galliford Try PLC

Tree lined open space Landscape masterplan, strategic green space Natural play area


THE LANDSCAPE MASTERPLAN MESHED TOGETHER CONTEMPORARY DESIGN WITH CONTEXTUAL AWARENESS


GREGORY'S BANK

L

WORCESTER

ocated within the outskirts of Worcester Town

with spring flowering bulbs, once established

Centre and situated in a prominent position

these green corridors will link the scheme with

on the banks of the Worcester and Birmingham

surrounding planting. Strategic views have been

Canal the site gains strategic views across the

created through strategic planning of roads and

city. Formerly the Worcester Patent Brick works

housing

the site is to be developed into a high quality

A bespoke POS has been created adjacent to the canal

residential development and brings much needed

encapsulating the former brick workings, planted

employment opportunities. The reserved matters

with indigenous species and a linked network of

application for the first phase of development has

signage and information boards the project will be

recently been approved with the consent forming

pivotal in the regeneration of the area and Worcester

part of a larger 170 dwelling masterplan.

as a whole.

By creating a series of linked open spaces utilising

The masterplan is based upon a sustainable model

the existing landscape resource a masterplan

with close links to the city centre, local schools and

evolved which unified the site and responded to its

surrounding footpaths and by-ways. Construction

immediate context. Central spine roads are planted

began on site to Phase 1. Subsequent phases will

with native trees within wide verges under planted

follow upon planning approval.

towards

the

canal-side

and

beyond.

Client

Architect

Images

St. Modwen

Roberts Limbrick

Showhome garden

Homes

Strategic masterplan Pathways to link open space


THE MASTERPLAN IS BASED UPON A SUSTAINABLE MODEL WITH CLOSE LINKS TO THE CITY CENTRE, LOCAL SCHOOLS AND SURROUNDING FOOTPATHS AND BY-WAYS


LONGBRIDGE

L

LICKEY ROAD, BIRMINGHAM

ongbridge is part of a ÂŁ1bn, 468 acre mixed

Residential

regeneration site for which St. Modwen Homes

developments

require

is the developer and joint landowner, with the

sensitivity

local

Homes and Communities Agency (the national

native, semi-native and ornamental planting were

housing and regeneration agency) also owning

designed for separate character areas which would

34 acres. The overall scheme will create over

help unify the overall scheme but also give local

3,000 jobs through construction and permanent

character where required.

and to

regeneration both

landscape

imagination

surroundings.

and

Groups

of

employment opportunities. A significant part of the landscape design needed The

initial

client

briefing

for

landscape

to embrace a large retaining structure. Liz Lake

development was essentially simple, to design a

Associates designed this as a feature on arrival into

scheme which encapsulated the positive aspects of

the scheme and as an attractive outlook for the

phase 1 and aim to improve this within subsequent

proposed blocks of apartments.

phases to ensure the overall scheme was of the highest possible standard given the strict budget.

Liz Lake Associates has now completed detailed designs for Phase 2 with approval now achieved

Park View was the first St. Modwen Homes

with Birmingham City Council. The next phase of

development, built on the former MG Rover site,

development which encapsulates leisure and retail

started in 2011 and home already to over 100

facilities and over 300 houses and flats is being

families. Working closely with the architect and

worked up to complete this sustainable scheme.

client, Liz Lake Associates helped to develop a comprehensive planting plan which related to the previous phase and local distinctiveness.

Client

Architect

St. Modwen Homes

Roberts Limbrick

Images Visualisation of retaining wall MG Rover part of Longbridge's car heritage Sketch landscape proposals


WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE ARCHITECT AND CLIENT A STRONG PLANTING PALETTE WAS CREATED WHICH RELATED TO THE PREVIOUS PHASE AND LOCAL DISTINCTIVENESS


CAXTON WORKS

L

CANNING TOWN, LONDON

iz lake are working in Partnership with

play equipment. The smaller roof terraces specific

Tooley Foster Partnership for Galiard homes

to the individual towers utilise a lightweight

on this exciting development, delivering the

approach and almost post industrial reclamation

innovative new 2.2 acre (0.89 hectare) mixed-

feel which encourages multi-species rich habitat

use project. The development comprising 336

and boardwalk access. At street level and central to

exclusive apartments and penthouses, central to

the development focuses on the pedestrianisation

London’s most prolific regeneration master plan

of the existing Hoy Street reflecting high quality

– The Royal Docks. Royal Gateway will comprise

paving palatte, insitu street furniture giving a

five apartment blocks and private landscaped

thriving market style surrounded by 13 commercial

areas including podium landscaped gardens and

units, creating a vibrant new ‘ cosmopolitan

terraces.

market’ atmosphere for the entire community. The pedestrianized street of creative, local retail

Liz Lake Associates was briefed with the realisation

and artisan space which give the new residential

of a previous concept scheme for the landscape,

community structure, focus and vitality. The vision

problem solving and designing an amphitheatre

is for the surrounding streetscape to become a

over two stories in the podium deck. Each block

vibrant market-style pedestrian space with a mix

has its own podium consisting of mixed age

of studio workshops, authentic local retail outlets,

multi use play, specified to compliment the bold

cafés and al fresco eateries that will create a vibrant

modern architecture and industrial heritage of the

atmosphere for the new community. Regeneration

local area. This is reflected by the use of corten

of the site has begun.

steel and ‘industrial’ style furniture with urban

Client

Architect

Images

Cathedral Group/

Tooley Foster Partnership

Roof podium place space

Galliard Homes

Integrated play spaces on roof podiums Bespoke signage to entrance and public realm


A VIBRANT ATMOSPHERE WILL BE CREATED FOR THIS NEW COMMUNITY WITH A MIX OF RETAIL OUTLETS AND EXCLUSIVE APARTMENTS WITH BESPOKE ROOF PODIUM DECKS


BOLINGBROKE PARK

B

COCKFOSTERS, GREATER LONDON

olingbroke Park is located in Enfield, close

Now

to Cockfosters and is a former campus for

incorporate the existing woodland and trees

Middlesex University. It is a unique site located on

of particular significance and also feature a re-

the boundary of Chase Side and Cat Hill, containing

modelled pond and a smaller receptor pond on the

a variety of veteran oak trees and woodland belts

site boundary. It is anticipated that this site will link

on the periphery of the site as well as two ponds.

with the adjacent woodlands and park, creating

The client proposal was to demolish the existing

a

buildings and create a bespoke housing scheme

biodiversity.

approved,

species-rich

the

design

environment

will

with

retain

and

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 site’s natural existing features. The design features an integrated “trim trail” activity route, which links the site play areas with a pedestrian woodland walk.

Client

Architect

Images

London & Quadrant

Formation

Scheme blending into surrounding landscape Trim Trail proposals Streetscape planting


WE DEVELOPED A LANDSCAPE MASTERPLAN TO CREATE A ROBUST YET SENSITIVE SCHEME RESPONDING TO ITS IMMEDIATE CONTEXT


LOCKING PARKLANDS

T

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, NORTH SOMERSET

his former RAF site is surrounded by mature

with the second phase currently awaiting planning

woodlands and is located approximately

permission.

fifteen minutes from Weston-Super-Mare. Named as one of the top three developments in the Recently recognised in the What House Awards

UK at What House Awards, Liz Lake Associates are

as one of the top three developments in the UK,

continuing to work closely with St. Modwen Homes

this ÂŁ400 million mixed-use scheme will provide

to ensure the project maintains the high standards

a range of community facilities including retail

of the design.

space, library and school all within walking distance 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

Client

Architect

Images

St. Modwen Homes

Roberts Limbrick

Central POS with Swale Pocket Park Planting to front garden plots


RECENTLY RECOGNISED IN THE WHAT HOUSE AWARDS AS ONE OF THE TOP THREE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UK


CITY VIZION

L

NEWPORT, WALES

iz Lake Associates was commissioned by

Parade development to the rear. Adjacent to a

Taylor Wimpey to redesign this strategic

footbridge landing, a new plaza was designed

site on the banks of the River Usk for high-

which creates an exciting urban environment

quality apartments. The site is a landmark site in

with bars and restaurants and a variety of

Newport which has received significant funding

dwelling types.

in the past decade with major redevelopment and improvement works.

Working closely with the Welsh Assembly, Newport Planning Authority and Newport Regeneration

The landscape architecture team at Liz Lake

Company, a scheme was designed which satisfies

Associates designed a tree-lined boulevard link

all stakeholders aspirations as well as achieving a

which connects the site to the proposed Rodney

landmark scheme for Newport.

Client

Architect

Images

Taylor

Roberts Limbrick

Pedestrian walkway to river frontage

Wimpey

Landscape sketch View from the bridge over the River Usk


LLA WAS COMMISSIONED BY TAYLOR WIMPEY TO REDESIGN THIS STRATEGIC SITE ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER USK


ACADEMY CENTRAL

T

BARKING, EAST LONDON

aylor Wimpey East London is building 948

The informality of the design contrasts with and

houses and apartments on the former site of

complements the strong lines of the adjacent

the University of East London. All 13 apartment

architecture. A serpentine path meanders along the

buildings will have a green roof and the public

central axis of the space. Open areas can be used for

realm includes a number of innovative areas of

picnics and barbecues by residents, while sunken,

public open space, including ’the spine’ landscape,

more intimate spaces will provide communal

which runs through the development. Liz Lake

meeting spaces suitable for quiet sitting on the low

Associates was commissioned to prepare a detailed

elliptical-shaped granite benches.

landscape design scheme for this spine area. Shallow grass mounding to the back of these The so-called 'spine' on the site is a north-south

meeting areas and elsewhere along the length of the

aligned linear amenity space which provides a

spine will create raised lawns, thereby increasing

green link from Mayesbrook Park to the south,

opportunities for informal passive recreation and

into the heart of the development. Drawing on its

imaginative play. Swathes of wildflower grassland

experience of landscape design in residential areas,

and indigenous species of trees and hedgerows will

Liz Lake Associates developed a scheme which has

also help to promote biodiversity.

a harmonious fluid informality and can be seen as a piece of modern art when viewed from the upper floor balconies.

Client

Architect

Images

Taylor Wimpey

Biscoe & Stanton

Groundfloor view

East London

Spine landscape masterplan Elliptical granite bench set within grass mounding


AN INFORMAL SERPENTINE PATH MEANDERS ALONG THE CENTRAL AXIS OF THIS LINEAR SPACE


NEWHALL (FUSION)

HARLOW

C

ommissioned by Bellway Homes, Liz Lake Associates were tasked with creating landscape proposals for the award winning Newhall development in Harlow. ‘Fusion’ is one part of a phased development consisting of large land parcels that connect to create a large new community. This phase of the development will link into future adjacent residential areas and thereafter into the extensive network of public open space, play areas, sports pitches, landscape infrastructure and ecological corridors that are currently in existence or planned for the wider Newhall neighbourhood. 42% of the land within the overall Newhall masterplan area will ultimately be retained as woodland, parks and green infrastructure.

‘garden greens’ have been created and these will feature seating, ornamental planting as well as opportunities for informal toddler play.

The development consists of an array of forward thinking, unique houses and the landscape was designed to create the perfect foil for these dwellings to sit in and a stand out piece of landscape architecture. Working closely with Architects, Engineers and Planning Consultants, the design concepts developed to accommodate the site setting and the aspirations of the Local Planning Authority in combination with the needs of the Client. A number of publically accessible doorstop

This phase of the development features a strong framework of new street tree planting in the form of avenues and single lines of street trees. Street trees in hard landscape areas will be planted into special tree pits featuring root deflectors/underground root cells and watering tubes providing for the trees long term requirements. The combination of quality landscape surfacing materials and street tree planting will help to create a high quality public realm where pedestrians clearly have priority.

Like all of our planting designs, the site was separated into character areas (6 in total) that are each defined by a different style of planting, thus creating a number of interesting planting combinations that prevent any monotony in the soft landscaped areas. Much thought has been put into this to ensure varying colour, winter structure and low maintenance planting. Further to the planting proposals, Liz Lake Associates also developed a full landscape management plan for this development phase, ensuring that plants are well maintained in the future.

Client

Architect

Images

Bellway Homes

CHBC

Section drawing through doorstep garden green Landscape masterplan Exciting interconnected public realm


THE DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF AN ARRAY OF FORWARD THINKING, UNIQUE HOUSES AND THE LANDSCAPE WAS DESIGNED TO CREATE THE PERFECT FOIL FOR THESE DWELLINGS


CHIGWELL GRANGE

L

CHIGWELL

iz Lake Associates are working with award

and encapsulates a high quality pocket park, this

winning developer London Square on a

new village green which will be framed with new

bespoke scheme design for 43 high quality

landscape planting of local provenece. The site’s

residential units along with a associated Public

landscape has been shaped by the concept of a

Open Space.

‘Village Green’ which provides the proposals with a strong sense of local identity.

The scheme has been designed to enable views to the local countryside and encapsulates semi

A

mature trees lined boulevard and mature hedges,

was

high

quality

The landscape strategy underpins an approach

predominantly free draining (permeable) hard

that enhances the quality of the semi-rural

surfacing where possible to reduce surface water

character and the opportunities afforded to the

run-off. Working closely with the engineers and

local community. The landscape design is a

architects surface water attenuation features within

fundamental part of the development and centres

the green open spaces were developed to hold

on an approach of retaining the existing landscape

water and reduce flash flooding during periods of

structure which includes historic mature trees to

high rainfall.

developed

to

Hard

landscape

budget

and

strategy

Incorporates

create an established and contextually appropriate design. The proposals are to be integrated within

The show home complex is now open with the

the wider landscape, for example by softening and

first phase of the development currently under

connecting the edges of the development. A green

construction.

corridor will be created in the centre of the scheme

Client

Architect

Images

London Square

Clarke Renner

3D visualisation of the pocket park POS visual Bespoke signage


THE SITE'S LANDSCAPE HAS BEEN SHAPED BY THE CONCEPT OF A 'VILLAGE GREEN'


NIMR

L

MILL HILL, LONDON

iz Lake Associates are working in partnership

and place that varies in different areas of the site

with Barratt London on the redevelopment

through well-designed planting appropriate to

of the National Institute for Medical Research

the locality and promote opportunities for habitat

to deliver 462 new homes and 1951 sqm of

enhancement and connectivity with the local

commercial space for small businesses and cafe.

context. The landscape proposal incorporates

The site, located on the Ridgeway compromises

clear visual connections and way finding between

of a steep landscape overlooking the Totteridge

spaces -as well as places to sojourn for daily use and

Valley to the north with some of the apartments

social gatherings.

having view across to London’s skyline. As well as the built form, the development consists of open

The threshold between rural and semi-urban

grasslands and woodlands that are retained and

landscape is softened and has increased access

opened for public access. The steep topography

throughout the development to outdoor recreation

offers unique opportunities to create cascading

areas that incorporates a Trim Trail with a strategic

landscapes and podium gardens with views across

network of interlinking play spaces; sports fields

the valley.

and natural habitat to explore.

Liz

Lake

Associates

worked

alongside

a

multidisciplinary team to create a sense of scale

The development proposals have been submitted for planning.

Client

Architect

Planner

Images

Barratt

Hawkins Brown /

Tyler

Colour sketch masterplan

London

DMFK

Grange

CGI of woodland cluster apartments Early concept sketch


CGI: ©Pictureplane

THE STEEP TOPOGRAPHY OFFERS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES TO CREATE CASCADING LANDSCAPES AND PODIUM GARDENS WITH VIEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY.


STANMORE PLACE

L

STANMORE, LONDON

ocated in the London Borough of Harrow,

mixture of native species along the boundaries with

Stanmore

selectively chosen ornamental species within the

Place

is

an

award

winning,

contemporary mixed use scheme set within a

village squares and plazas.

high quality landscape setting. The site is located in a prime position close to Canons Park Station

The overall development has been based on a

and encapsulates a series of plazas incorporating

strategy to retain the majority of the mature trees

formal water features each uniquely designed to

and

sit within the immediate context. Liz lake formed

introducing a variety of native tree species. Hard

an integral part of the planning and design team,

landscape designs were developed to budget

enabling

and Incorporate free draining (permeable) hard

condition

discharge

whilst

taking

concept sketches through to construction.

include enhancement where possible by

surfacing where possible to reduce surface water run-off. Working closely with the engineers and

The landscape masterplan is based upon a series

architects surface water attenuation features within

of permeable, planted boulevards and squares,

the green open spaces were developed to hold

giving a distinct sense of place and hierarchy. To

water and reduce flash flooding during periods of

enhance the scheme a series of semi-mature trees

high rainfall. The final phases of the development

and hedges were carefully selected and included a

are due to be completed during Spring 2017.

Client

Architect

Images

St Edward

Formation / Hamilton

Planting to courtyard gardens Central plaza sketch Mature planting throughout the site


AN AWARD WINNING MIXED USE SCHEME ENCAPSULATING BESPOKE WATER FEATURES


MONIER ROAD

M

HACKNEY WICK, LONDON

onier Road, Fish Island is a key regeneration

a new street and footpath link along the northern

zone post-Olympics. The design ensured all

edge of the scheme the site will help to create a

the criteria set by the London Legacy Development

permeable and visually interesting streetscape

Corporation and the local borough of Tower

which can be used as social spill-out space from the

Hamlets was exceeded. The project will create 45

ground floor hub/ meeting area.

high-quality homes, with commercial units to the ground floor – many of which will be family-sized

Roof Level Amenity and Play Space

units, workspace for small creative businesses,

This mixed-use roof terrace will contain play for

and new public realm in the form of a cafĂŠ and

several age ranges whilst also containing amenity

outdoor terrace as well as a shade garden within

space for residents. Play equipment is positioned

the central open atrium space.

through the space visually reducing the mass but creating a unified space for play surfaced in soft-

The area surrounding the site is characterised

pour surfacing to create visual interest. Accessible

by low grade former industrial buildings and

seating has been positioned within the space

more recently modern residential housing blocks

to provide seating for adults and children alike.

creating a poor quality, generally incoherent

Raised planters have been positioned to soften the

streetscape. The design rationale and concept has

external space and confine and frame views where

been developed in close association with HWO to

necessary, planted with low maintenance grasses

produce a new holistic and sustainable streetscape,

and shrubs the planting will include evergreen

fundamental to this is creating an extension of

hedging as a green backdrop to the planters, low

Wyke Avenue to the south-west; by implementing

water demand plants will reduce water demand.

Client

Architect

Images

AITCH

HWO

Landscape masterplan sketch

Group

Roofscape incorporating bespoke play elements Visualisation of architectural facade and streetscape


SET IN HACKNEY WICK THE SITE WILL PROVIDE PERMEABLE AND VISUALLY INTERESTING STREETSCAPE


RADWINTER

ESSEX

T

he low density development at Radwinter is a bespoke collection of 35 houses situated in the Village of Radwinter, Essex adjacent to the Radwinter Church of England (aided) Primary School. Appointed by Enterprise Property Group Ltd (EPGL), Liz Lake Associates were tasked with

thus ensuring that this development does not put excess pressure on the River in storm conditions.

creating a high quality street scene in keeping with the Village of Radwinter that matches the quality of the new cluster of houses and provides ample green infrastructure. Ecological considerations were incredibly important to the design owing to the close proximity to the River Pant which dictates the eastern boundary of the site.

relation to the built form reflects the scale of the surrounding village pattern and rural nature of the area. The introduced trees and planting reinforce wildlife corridors and the links to existing footpaths and amenities settle the scheme into the village envelope. The retention of many existing trees was important to the scheme from the outset and these are supported by the planting of further proposed trees of native varieties which are incorporated into the planting proposals.

Roughly 50% of the site is Public Open Space and this includes Public Rights of Way for recreation. This allows access to the river in selected areas, so that wildlife is not disturbed. The River has been given space to allow for fluctuations in water level, with swales collecting and dispersing excess water. Furthermore, driveways are to use permeable materials with water storage capacity in its sub-base

The proposals shown on the landscape master plan illustrate a high quality scheme. The quality and setting of proposed open green space in

All properties have high quality planting to their frontages that is intended to be slightly formal in form with colourful highlights throughout the year. The scheme was given planning permission and the resulting scheme is very special.

Client

Architect

Images

Enterprise Property

Snell David

Entrance visual drawing

Group Ltd

Large area of public open space to site Safety crossing visual


THIS LOCATION ALREADY PROVIDES EXTENSIVE ECOLOGICAL HABITAT THAT WE WERE KEEN TO RETAIN AND SENSITIVELY ENHANCE

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ELY ROAD, MILTON

CAMBRIDGE

L

iz Lake Associates were appointed to develop a Landscape Masterplan, Detailed Planting Proposals, play equipment proposals and information signage for the 8.5 hectare site named Ely Road in Milton, known locally as North Lodge Park. The northern section of the site is the location of a small housing development of 89 homes with surrounding planting in front gardens to compliment the street scene and integrate the buildings into their countryside context. The original north lodge gate house has been restored as an impressive feature to the entrance of the site, complete with historically correct planting. The south of the site has been restored to allow the lake to become a focal point of the site, for residents and for wildlife. Adjacent to the lake are large recreational fields, play equipment for children and managed sports pitches and sports pavilion. The site has a long history of development dating back to the late 1700’s when this area became the grounds of Milton Hall built by Samuel Knight. The grounds of this large estate were designed by Humphrey Repton (1752-1818), a leading landscape designer of the time and figure of

historic importance to Landscape Architects today. Repton’s influence on the estate was to introduce the large serpentine lake to the south of the site and to surround it with groups of trees. This was designed strategically so that this could be seen in vistas from Milton Hall. This area had become degraded after many years of neglect, however our proposals have ensured that these values have been reintroduced into the landscape by way of new rejuvenative planting and bespoke maintenance strategies. In its more recent history the site was under the ownership of EDF energy as a depot for materials relating to the UK’s electrical supply network. From 1980 it was used as a training centre for the maintenance of overhead power lines. Liz Lake Associates produced a package of landscape drawings, information and specifications which successfully won planning permission and the site has since been implemented. LLA were also asked to create two information boards, one displaying the site’s history and the other showcasing probable ecology, to help site users engage with their surroundings.

Client

Architect

Images

Bellway

BDG Design /

Extensive, colourful planting proposals

JCN Design

Historically planted North Lodge Area Dwellings given natural context


THE DESIGN REJUVENATES HISTORIC PARKLAND AND BRINGS HOUSING, SPORTS FACILITIES AND ECOLOGY TOGETHER IN EXCELLENT COMPOSITION


CLEMENTS GATE

L

HAWKWELL, ESSEX

iz Lake Associates helped to gain planning

new north/south aligned semi natural linear park in

permission

the centre of the Site with managed woodland, new

for

the

176

plot

residential

development scheme within the Green Belt

Public Open Space and a Natural Play Area.

at Hawkwell in Essex. Strong landscape and ecological strategies were developed from the

The scheme is currently under construction,

outset working closely with the local community.

with the first phase completed and the landscape

The semi-rural character of the Green Belt site was

establishing well. Liz Lake Associates continue to

retained through the detailed design proposals

oversee the implemented landscape works as it

and including substantial boundary planting to

develops.

minimise the visibility of the new development. The show home complex is now open with the The scheme incorporates significant ecological

first phase of the development currently under

enhancements through the creation of a generous

construction.

Client

Images

David Wilson Homes

Artist sketch of streetscape Landscape masterplan Mature trees help soften hard landscaping


STRONG LANDSCAPE AND ECOLOGICAL STRATEGIES WERE DEVELOPED FROM THE OUTSET WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY


SUTTON ROAD

A

MAIDSTONE, KENT

proposed development of 100 new dwellings

The scheme was carefully designed to maximise

including

land

open space provision and encourage connectivity

south east of Maidstone in Kent. Our Masterplan

to the wider landscape. A fitness trim trail formed an

developed a landscape setting for the proposals

accessible loop around the edges of development,

through the retention of mature trees along

passing around the existing oak trees and providing

the boundaries of the site and the introduction

an attractive suburban fitness route for joggers and

of extensive and attractive new landscaping,

walkers. Trim Trail stations were located at regular

including areas of ecological interest throughout

intervals along the route providing a sequence of

the Site. SuDS were incorporated to contribute to

challenges for all levels of adult physical ability.

biodiversity, landscape character and amenity,

These ranged from chin up bars to hurdles, testing

while improving water quality and ensuring the

upper and lower body strength, coordination and

sustainable management of surface water.

stamina.

30

affordable

units

on

Client

Planning Architect

Images

Redrow

Tetlow King

Site overview Landscape masterplan Development area


THE SCHEME WAS CAREFULLY DESIGNED TO MAXIMISE OPEN SPACE PROVISION AND ENCOURAGE CONNECTIVITY TO THE WIDER LANDSCAPE


PARK DRIVE

L

MALDON

iz Lake Associates were commissioned by

delivered both a vibrant sense of place and

Crest Nicholson to prepare detailed landscape

ecological enhancements to the local landscape

proposals for the residential scheme of 131

character.

dwellings located on the southern edge of Maldon town in Essex. The landscape lead masterplan

As well as detailed landscape design, Liz Lake

focused on a central open space corridor,

Associates also undertook a Landscape and Visual

maximising doorstep recreation opportunities for

Impact

residents. Substantial new tree planting and areas

formed a key part of the full planning application

of meadow grassland throughout the scheme,

submission.

Assessment

of

the

proposals,

which

Client

Images

Crest Nicholson

Visualisation Landscape strategy Planting to front plots


SUBSTANTIAL NEW TREE PLANTING AND AREAS OF MEADOW GRASSLAND THROUGHOUT THE SCHEME, DELIVERED BOTH A VIBRANT SENSE OF PLACE AND ECOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENTS


GALAXY HOUSE

O

CROYDON, SOUTH LONDON

riginally The Bank Of America HQ Galaxy

LLA were key in achieving planning for the scheme

House is a joint venture between Redrow

and worked closely with Croydon Council, by

Homes and regeneration specialists Menta, the

developing a strong landscape strategy for the

proposals create a mixture of app. 300 apartments

scheme which included mature street planting

with associated roof terraces and amenity space.

to unify the street scene and creating sustainable

The development forms part of a ÂŁ1billion

transport improvements by linking to surrounding

regeneration of Croydon town centre which

footpaths and cycleway networks.

includes the forthcoming Westfield Croydon shopping development.

The development aims to achieve Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and has a low

The architectural layout comprises four connected

emissions strategy. The award winning scheme is

blocks with concierge and boutique hotel style

to be completed in Autumn 2017.

reception area. The project will be a catalyst for further regeneration in the local area with more than half of the site being dedicated to gardens, landscaping and public realm improvements.

Client

Regeneration Specialists

Images

Redrow Homes

Menta

Planting to hard landscape Play area to courtyard gardens Smaller areas of open space


THE PROJECT WILL BE A CATALYST FOR FURTHER REGENERATION IN THE LOCAL AREA WITH MORE THAN HALF OF THE SITE BEING DEDICATED TO GARDENS, LANDSCAPING AND PUBLIC REALM IMPROVEMENTS


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Liz Lake Associates offers the following services:

■ Landscape Design

■ Restoration and Conversion

■ Urban Design

■ Residential

■ Public Realm

■ Education

■ Masterplanning

■ Retail & Leisure

■ Landscape Planning

■ Community Consultation

■ Expert Witness

■ Ecology

■ Heritage Landscapes

■ Arboriculture

■ Gardens and Estates

■ 3D / Graphic Design

WWW.LIZLAKE.COM Liz Lake Associates Chartered Landscape Architects Stansted: Unit 1, The Exchange, 9 Station Road, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8BE t +44 (0)1279 647044 e office@lizlake.com www.lizlake.com

Nottingham: Suite 201, 20 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FZ t +44 (0)115 784 3566 e office@lizlake.com www.lizlake.com

Bristol: 1 Host Street, Bristol, BS1 5BU t +44 (0)117 927 1786 e office@lizlake.com www.lizlake.com

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