What is a Landscape Architect?
Community park design
Hoddlesden Millennium Green
Client : Hoddlesden Millennium Green Steering Group
Duration : November 1998 – August 1999
Project Value : £ 180 k
Design and community consultation to develop a Millennium Green Site Preparation Plan for the Countryside Agency, Process involved door-to-door interviewing and questionnaires, public meetings, the creation of a steering group and a Planning for Real exercise. Initial desk top site investigation and local knowledge revealed that the site covered a 19th century culverted stream, a capped mineshaft, railway sidings and a clay pipe works. Commissioned a Geotechnical Survey to ascertain potential liabilities concerning stability and contamination. The design had to take into account many constraints, as well as a difficult brief from the Steering Group.
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The European Landscape Convention defines landscape as ‘an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors.’ Landscape planning is about reconciling competing land uses whilst conserving natural processes and significant cultural and natural resources. Continue reading
LandLab designed a special planting scheme for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Here’s a picture of the second phase of planting in spring 2014.