Restoration of a vast park with many and varied historic features, on a steeply sloping wooded setting returned it to coherence and refreshed the parkland setting. The approach adopted for the restoration of this landscape is spare and classical, skilfully adopting a “less is more” philosophy in delivering a large and complex scheme, with each individual project standing on its own merits, but ever more impressive in concert with its neighbour.
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Southern Green Limited
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle City Council Leisure Services.
LI Awards 2012 - Heritage and Conservation - Highly Commended
The project was to develop a masterplan and detailed conservation and restoration proposals for five linked parks within the Ouseburn Valley. Although popular, the parks had lacked investment and were in decline. The Councils vision was to renovate the parks as a focus for public participation, promoting social cohesion and healthy living whilst creating an education, conservation and heritage resource.
Artas-ua.info architect: Southern Green. Garden historian: Fiona Green. Architect: Mosedale Gillatt Architects. Civil and structural engineer: Patrick Parsons Consulting Engineers. Mechanical and electrical engineer: Sine Consulting. Ecologist: E3 Ecology. Arboricultural consultant: AllAboutTrees. Quantity surveyor: Faithful + Gould.
Newcastle City Council