This project was for a consortium of developers, turning what was used as the site's storage area and waste ground into an area of open space, to be adopted by the local authority as a part of the 106 agreement on site. The contract value exceeded £900,000 and took 18 months to complete. The area is now under a two year maintenance period before being handed over to the local authority.
Extensive drainage works had to be installed. The area was then re-soiled and graded. Extensive tree and whip planting was carried out to the boundaries.
After grading the area was hydroseeded in Autumn. A playground area was installed within the location shown in top photograph. Swales were also installed along the boundaries to take away the water from the drainage system installed. Existing subgrade materials on site used to form a buffer bank adjacent to the railway line.
This small courtyard garden combines contemporary design with modern and traditional materials to provide any easy, low maintenance space ideal for entertaining and relaxing.