Springside Works, Belmont

The development of the landscape strategy and layout for housing on an isolated brownfield site involving the collaboration of various disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, hydrology, ecology and ground engineering for major land reclamation and inert waste filling to achieve building platforms. A key principle of this development is to marry and integrate the design of new build and its associated external areas with the wider valley which includes areas of sensitive ecology (SSSI and BHS) with both local and national nature conservation designations. The practice undertook extensive tree surveys and masterplanned the development proposals to setting and assimilation for built elements, screening where appropriate, visual amenity and visual linkages and enhancement for biodiversity.

Landscape Institute
Construction Online