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Robinson Landscape Design Portfolio of recent works 2010.Issue 01

Portfolio 2010

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Robinson Landscape Design Ltd Cathedral Buildings Dean Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PG Tel: 0191 230 4339 Fax: 0191 230 5509

Introduction to Robinson Landscape Design

Practice profile RLD is an experienced design practice with a young and dynamic team of individuals. We are dedicated to combining good environmental planning with excellent and contemporary landscape design, presented in a graphically distinctive way. The practice is led by Tom Robinson, a chartered landscape architect with over thirty years experience in the development of landscape and environmental design solutions in the UK, Europe and the Far East. We have deliberately brought together an international workforce, motivated by a shared belief in a simple design philosophy: • We take mere areas and turn them into spaces and places; • We do that in a way that can resolve competing functions; • We do that by good design that comes from an understanding of our client’s needs and the site’s capacities; • We do this and create value for our clients. As specialists in the many facets of landscape architecture, we offer a distinctive, problem solving approach to every stage of a project: site appraisal; masterplanning; impact assessment; planning negotiation; design; management; and advocacy Creative flair, enthusiasm and intellectual rigour are used to realise the potential that each site and project has to make distinctive spaces that are functional yet full of character.

Capabilities We offer in part or as a whole the following services: • Site finding and appraisal; • Masterplanning; • Environmental impact assessment; • Urban design; • Landscape design; • Habitat and ecological design; • Planning negotiation; • Public presentation, advocacy and expert witness; • Visualisations; • Management.

Sectors These services we undertake in most of the private sector and public sector areas requiring landscape architecture, including: • Housing; • Education; • Business, office and retail developments; • Urban design and regeneration; • Transport infrastructure; • Leisure; • Parks; • Gardens. • Visualisation. At RLD we like to think of ourselves as innovative, highly professional, adaptable, diligent and dependable. We believe in what we do and we enjoy doing it. We are a people based design practice that thrives in an environment of challenge and problem solving. If you are looking for the best of contemporary design, inspired by the best examples the world over, then we have what you are looking for. Tom Robinson Director.

Sunniside Gardens fountains



NGP - Landuse Masterplan

The Knack, Seham - Landscape Masterplan

North Shore - model of development masterplan


North Shore - Masterplan


Newcastle Great Park (NGP) Cell F - Landscape Masterplan for Strategic Open Space



Carlton Terrace - Private Garden


NGP Cell I - Pocket Park and Housing

St Mary’s, Stannigton: Landscape Masterplan of a restoration and new residential scheme,

Wynyard - Private Garden

Hush Garden - Private Garden

NGP Cell G - Front Gardens


NGP Cell I - Aerial Photo

Newcastle Great Park (NGP) Cell G - 3D Model

Newcastle Great Park (NGP) Cell I - Pocket Park new planting

Grove Hill, Rowarth Road - Sketch Masterplan


Business, Office and Retail

Newcastle Great Park (NGP) Business Park Masterplan

(NGP) Business Park – view across tors


(NGP) Business Park – spine road with land canal

Business, Office and Retail

Newcastle International Airport

Strawberry Place, Newcastle

The Metro Centre, Gateshead

Marks & Spencer Homestore, Gateshead

Samsung Industrial Park, Wynyard, Teesside

Farringdon Row, Sunderland - Concept Plan


Urban Design and Regeneration

Centre for Life – concept sketch of Time Square

North Shore, Stockton – model of masterplan


Sunniside Gardens – model of masterplan

Urban Design and Regeneration

Sunniside Gardens – Masterplan

Portland Road, Newcastle - Masterplan

Vico Properties, Sunderland - Masterplan

Liverpool Magistrates Court - Bid concept sketch


Urban Design and Regeneration

Newcastle Central Library

Newcastle Central Library - Concept Masterplan


Newcastle Central Library – Paving detail

Newcastle Central Library – John Dobson Street

Newcastle Central Library – Entrance area

Urban Design and Regeneration

Newcastle Central Library – John Dobson Street

Newcastle Central Library – New Bridge Street

Newcastle Central Library – Princess Square

Newcastle Central Library - Princess Square Exit

Newcastle Central Library – Box hedging



Brunton School - Rear play ground


Brunton School - Nursery play ground

Yarm Grammer School - Proposal for masterplan

Alexandra First School - Sketch design

Alexandra First School


University of Northumbria, Coach Lane Campus East – view of east square

St Aidan’s College, Durham University – view of laburnum walk

High Heaton Library – view of entrance

University of Northumbria, Coach Lane Campus West – view of west square


Tourism Leisure & Recreation

© This drawing shall only be used for the purpose for which it is intended, all rights are reserved and it shall not be reproduced without written permission. Only written dimensions shall be used, this drawing must not be scaled. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to check all dimensions on site and report any discrepancies, ambiguities and/or omissions between this drawing and information issued elsewhere, immediately to this office for clarification before proceed

LEGEND Proposed trees

Proposed hedges

Proposed shrubs

Proposed willow walls

Existing trees

Touring caravans

Camping area

Services building

BBQ area

Play equipment

Entrance sign

Main road (tarmac)

Secondary road (reused crushed tarmac)

Hitch ups (electric point)

Refuse disposal area

Boulmer - Landscape Masterplan Visualisation



Rev. Drawn Project Name: Coast & Castles Touring Park Boulmer Drawing Name: Landscape Masterplan


Harlow Hill - Landscape Masterplan

Sunderland Associated Football Club (SAFC) Model Study

Harlow Hill - Courtyard

SAFC - Acedemy of Light: Players Walk





Robinson Landscape Design Cathedral Buildings, Dean Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1PG Tel: 0191 230 4339. Fax: 0191 230 5509.

Drawing number: 91-002 Drawn: FW

Checked: TR

Scale at 1:500 Date: 06-08-09

Tourism Leisure & Recreation

Romano Park - Design concept areas

Romano Park - Design concept circulation

Romano Park - Illustration

Romano Park - Masterplan


Parks and Green Spaces

Newcastle Great Park - Aerial photo montage


Parks and Green Spaces

Sunniside Gardens

Sunniside Gardens at night

Coatham Boating Lake

Sunniside Gardens art work

Sunniside Gardens floral display

Sunniside Gardens fountains at night


Ecological Design

Nelsone, Pennine Lancashire - Photo montage of green roofs arts concept

NGP Cell G - Reedbeds as part of SUDS

NGP Cell G - Strategic open space plan


NGP Cell G - Wildflower planting

Ecological Design

Beadnell Holiday Village - Habitat Masterplan

Teesside International Nature Reserve - wetland

Westpark, Darlington – Design for wildflower park

Sunderland Enterprise Park – wildflower walk


Design Competitions

Sunniside Gardens, Sunderland. Won: 2005. Built: 2007

Sunniside Gardens - Conceptual layering

Sunniside Gardens - Opening Ceremony

Sunniside Gardens - Digital model

Sunniside Gardens - Floral display

Sunniside Gardens - Digital model at night

Sunniside Gardens - Masterplan

Landscape Institute Highly Commended 2007 RICS Renaissance Regeneration Award 2008 RTPI Regional Commendation 2008 22

Sunniside Gardens - Fountains

Design Competitions Bilbao, Spain - Garden design competition: Won: 2007. Built: 2007

Bilbao - Masterplan

Bilbao - Detail

Bilbao - Central walk


Design Competitions Newcastle Central Library: Won: 2007 Built: 2009

Newcastle Central Library - Entrance

Newcastle Central Library - Competition Masterplan

Newcastle Central Library - Concepts


Newcastle Central Library - Curving bench

Newcastle Central Library - Digital model

Newcastle Central Library - Princess Square

Design Competitions Pennine Lancashire Squared Competition: Won: 2009

Our approach was let’s look at those and look at how, by practical improvements, we can improve not just the appearance of the town, but how it works and embed art in the changes we make. Chair of the Judging Panel, Stirling Prize-winning architect Stephen Hodder, MBE, said: “The Pennine Lancashire Squared brief for Nelson was challenging in seeking a framework for public art in the town: “The winning submission is an outstanding response in that it seeks to integrate urban design, landscape, architecture and art by proposing interventions with the existing fabric of the town. In time of recession this tangible and stimulating investment is surely what is required, rather than monuments and memorials.”


Design Competitions Pennine Lancashire Squared Competition: Won: 2009

Nelson, Pennine Lancashire Squared - Green gateway photo montage

Nelson, Pennine Lancashire Squared - A new public realm, art work concept and canopy structure.


Nelson, Pennine Lancashire Squared - Masterplan

Design Competitions Pennine Lancashire Squared Competition: Won: 2009

Nelson, Pennine Lancashire Squared - Strategy



Paving detail – Northumbrian Water Authority Laboratory, Howden

Newcastle Library, Princess Square

Curving concrete bench – Newcastle Library

Ramp and railings – Newcastle Library


Tree grilles - – Newcastle Library

Paving detail - – Newcastle Library


Granite seat – Sunniside Gardens

Fountains – Sunniside Gardens

Raking, serpentine granite wall – Sunniside Gardens

Amphitheatre - Sunniside Gardens

Varied granite seats and bicycle railings– Sunniside Gardens


Design Competitions Details

Coatham Boating Lake - Gravel Beach

Coatham Boating Lake - Shelter Walls

Newcastle Great Park - Extra Care Scheme. Study for Loggia Wall.

Alexandra School - Flags and bespoke equipment

Alexandra School - Flag Tunnel

Newcastle Great Park - Extra Care Scheme. Study for Loggia Wall.

Newcastle Great Park - Extra Care Scheme. Section for Loggia Wall.


Client List Amec Alexandra First School Barratt Newcastle Bellway Homes Cameron Hall Developments Charles Charles The Co-Operative Society City of Newcastle upon Tyne City of Sunderland CNC Dalian Shide Darlington Borough Council DTI Elevate Esh Group Hanro Kajima Mace Marks and Spencer The MetroCentre Metnor Merchant Place Miler Homes Nathaniel Litchfield and Partners Newcastle Airport Newcastle Rugby Football Club Newcastle University Northumberland County Council The Northumberland Estates

Pendle District Council Persimmon Homes Ryder Architecture Samsung St Aidan’s College, Durham Sunderland AFC Sunniside Partnership Taylor Wimpey Theakston Estates Yuill Homes University of Northumberia Whelan


Robinson Landscape Design Ltd Cathedral Buildings Dean Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PG Tel: 0191 230 4339 Fax: 0191 230 5509


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