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A national sports facility in a historic landscape – the making of St George’s Park
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Cover Story Wardell Armstrong Wardell Armstrong (www. wardell-armstrong.com) is a leading independent engineering consultancy specialising in environmental development and management. With a strong heritage dating back more than to tackle some of the worldâ€™s most pressing environmental challenges like renewable energy generation, waste management and environmentally responsible mining. In the UK, Wardell Armstrong employs around 350 professional, technical and administrative staff, based across a network of ten Wardell Armstrongâ€™s global reach enables the company to serve clients throughout the world. The (Almaty) and Russia (Moscow). Read more on pages 4 & 5 January-March 2013 Landscape & Urban Design
A national sports facility in a historic landscape – the making of St George’s Park It’s been over a decade coming. But today, the National Football Centre at St George’s Park in Burton upon Trent is a truly world class destination for training and sporting facilities. A £100 million development set in 143ha of parkland, it’s the training home for Club England which runs all 24 England representative sides. It’s also an inspirational centre for coach education, a Hilton and Hampton hotel complex, a conferencing hub for business and sporting communities, a leading centre for sports medicine and science, and a training magnet for teams, individual players and athletes. Engineering and environmental consultancy Wardell Armstrong was selected by the FA to be the project landscape architects to support their vision for world class sporting facilities within a quintessential English parkland setting. With English football in the relative doldrums ever since the glory days of the 1966 World Cup, and the national team always seeming to be chasing the tail of more lavishly resourced countries, the FA had long cherished an ambition to create such a world class facility. So in 2001 they bought a large area of land in the historic landscape of Byrkley Park, a former home of the Bass brewing family in the ancient forest of Needwood. shape. But by 2010, work had started in earnest to build and bring to reality the vision of a national football centre to match anything anywhere in the world. The FA’s ambition was to see it completed and operational by the summer of 2012 – an extremely demanding programme with a construction period of only seventeen months. But as well as the time pressures, there were major landscaping and ecological challenges facing the designers. Since the demolition of the Victorian house in the 1950s, the landscape had fallen into a neglected state of land management. There were large areas of locally rare wood pasture with many mature and veteran trees. The site had also become home to large populations of protected species including great crested newts, lapwing and golden plover and 297 great crested newts, 182 smooth newts, 57 frogs and 7,157 toads were trapped and carefully moved to their new habitat before works could commence. Would it be possible to integrate a very large new development together with all the necessary earthworks and infrastructure into such a sensitive historical landscape in a way that would sustain the heritage and wildlife habitats of the park? was selected by the FA in 2010 to be the project landscape architects as part of the multidisciplinary
design team. They worked closely with the design build contractor Bowmer and Kirkland (to whom the design team were novated), and the lead architects Redbox Design Group. Shared commitment These close working relationships played a critical role in recognising the sensitivity of the landscape and the importance of carefully maintaining the setting. Ecological mitigation was a high priority at the design stage and throughout the contract period, both in terms of translocation and the protection of areas and species. Despite the inevitable rigorous cost control on a project of such scale and complexity, there was a shared commitment to maintain high quality landscaping throughout, without letting it suffer as a late element of the project. Wardell Armstrong was responsible for the development of the landscape strategy and management. This included biodiversity mitigation for the whole estate as well as the design of the external works and planting. The landscape design involved the creation of the hotel the re-establishment of parkland pasture, and new articulate routes and allow the site to be fully accessible. The development has been achieved with the removal of only six trees, all of poor quality, while ensuring the protection of the many mature and veteran trees. An early task was to mitigate for the migrant population of golden plover. As part of the landscape design the Wardell Armstrong team created a new habitat with a 1500m² lakeside beach area, replacing a large area of rough stone. They also created a new lake to the front of the hotel with marginal aquatic planting as part of a SUDS surface water management system to allow drainage from hard surfaces. As well as serving as an attractive feature for visitors as they approach the hotel complex, the new lake attracts biodiversity and wildlife. An even greater challenge was to ensure that the large numbers of existing trees were protected. Many of these are mature, including seventeen oaks of veteran status Bowmer and Kirkland took a highly responsible approach in accepting the importance of outset. Wardell Armstrong contributed to induction talks to site operatives on the sensitivity of the natural succeeded in ensuring that no land was disturbed within the root spread – a particular challenge when one copse was within only twenty metres of a planned building.
Acorn regeneration areas were established and fenced be used as native stock, while new blocks of native planting served to increase the age diversity of the estate. 2450 new trees were planted in total. The natural undulations of the parkland landscape are steel architecture of the new national football centre, science facilities including hydrotherapy, rehabilitation and altitude chamber, and the main sports twelve court sports hall and gymnasium. Externally, eleven pitches including a replica Wembley pitch with pitches, sand training and rehabilitation areas complete the world class facilities. Working closely with the architects from Redbox Design Group to make sure that the external environment from the hotel courtyard outwards to the car parks and the parkland beyond, Wardell Armstrong was also thresholds. The centrepiece of the hotel complex is the formal courtyard with its patterned natural granite paving lawns, formal yew hedging and framed by a double line of box headed hornbeam underplanted with ivy. extensive use of natural stone for paving and retaining walls. Pedestrian circulation was carefully considered to achieve maximum accessibility on a sloping site, with steps kept to a minimum. A hierarchy of broad granite-paved paths connects the buildings. Mastertint coloured asphalt in the car parks captures the colour of local natural gravels, while new planting is already softening the impact of the parking areas. Further into the estate, Breedon gravel provides informal paths through the landscaped areas. Polymeric rubber crumb surfacing - again colour matched to the locally sourced natural gravel - was used on the footpaths around the sports building and between changing rooms and pitches to allow players to walk around in studded boots.
permanent pasture, the management of a local rare the planting of replacement parkland trees to improve the age diversity on the estate. This has involved sourcing specimen oaks of Midland provenance. Wardell Armstrong Tel: 0845 111 7777 Fax: 0845 111 8888 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.wardell-armstrong.com
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Natural Paving Products laying the foundations for Eco Build Natural Paving, the UK’s leading independent supplier of natural stone landscaping products, is preparing to make a debut appearance at what is set to be the industry event of 2013, Eco Build. The company is planning to wow fellow exhibitors and visitors with an impressive 62 square metre stand, built to display their stunning variety of natural stone paving flags, block paving, walling and accessories. With a product for all budgets and projects, collections include; Premiastone, Cragstone, Fossestone, Classicstone and the renowned Fired Earth range. Of course, Natural Paving will be showcasing their new and exclusive products for 2013 at Eco Build too. Natural Paving embodies ethical trading and has invested over £100,000 to support their sister company Stone Exporters, based in Hyderabad, India. This investment and partnership has enabled the establishment of modern manufacturing capabilities and made vast improvements to the working and living conditions of the 200 strong Indian workforce. Unlike some other stone importers, this partnership with Indian based companies enables Natural Paving to ensure that all elements of the supply chain, from extraction to supply are conducted ethically.
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