FPCR provided landscape design services as part of the consultant team for a new £17million college.
The design concept addressed the constraints presented by the small, sloping site which was overlooked by a neighbouring residential area. The new college also had to be constructed whilst the old college still operated on the site.
To exploit the level changes on the site the new college building was set within the landform; this reduced the height and massing of the building in views from nearby properties. The landscape design maximised opportunities for student use of the space on the site and included an external arts and performance area, a senior football pitch, multi use games courts (catering for 5-aside, netball, hockey, basketball and tennis) and courtyards adjacent to the building.
The sloping landform was remodelled and planted with a variety of trees to supplement the retained trees and woodland on the site and to provide an informal Parkland setting to the college grounds. The design included a wetland area to create a sustainable drainage system within the site.
FPCR provided construction details and consultancy services to the appointed design and build contractor.