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Amesbury art strategy

We are thrilled to have been invited to work alongside Ginkgo Projects and artist Holly Corfield Carr in implementing the next stage of a wide reaching art strategy for Kings Gate in Amesbury, Wiltshire for client Bloor Homes. "The art strategy aims to enhance the sense of community and cohesion between “existing” Amesbury and the new Kings Gate development; drawing the two communities together through engagement and participation." loop.org.uk Images credits: Ellen Wilkinson, Ginkgo Projects, Holly Corfield Carr...

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BCC social eco housing nearing completion

Work is nearing completion on three developments of new build timber frame council homes for Bristol City Council in the Henbury and Brentry area. In keeping with the City’s ambitions as European Green Capital, the housing has all been designed to Passivhaus Standards by Emmett Russell Architects. Working with the limited space available for soft landscape on these urban infill sites, Roundfield have made a strong feature of sustainable urban drainage systems which positively influence the landscape character. Water features have been designed to direct roof and paving run off through permeable paving, conveyance channels and bio-retention areas....

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Lockleaze housing, Bristol

We are delighted to be working with Emmett Russell Architects and Bristol City Council to develop two residential sites in Lockleaze, Bristol. The first scheme is the Romney House site for the development of approximately 269 new homes. This work continues on from our design study and planning brief submitted earlier in the year. The second site is the nearby Constable Road/Crome Road site for the development of approximately 81 new homes. We will develop both schemes for outline planning.   Romney House image copyright of Emmett Russell Architects...

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The Camel Shed Garden, Frome

We are very excited to be working with Frome Town Council to redesign and build a pocket park on the site of the Singer Foundry Workshop. The site is steeped in the history of Frome having been the site of the foundry that created some of the most iconic statuary in the UK. The workshop that stood on the site was known as the camel shed as this is where a famous statue of ‘Gordon of Khartoum’ atop a camel was cast in 1889. The site also features the factory gantry that was used to move the heavy bronze casts, this 9 tonne industrial relic is going to be restored and moved and will act as a feature piece. As an area identified as a problem zone by the council and residents in the surrounding area due to the original awkward design we embarked on an extensive programme of community engagement...

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planning granted for green homes in Bristol

Roundfield, working with Emmett Russell Architects, have received planning permission for three developments of new build council homes for Bristol City Council. In keeping with the City's ambitions as European Green Capital, the housing has all been designed to Passivhaus Standards. With limited space available for soft landscape on these urban infill sites, proposals have made a strong feature of sustainable urban drainage systems which positively influence the landscape character. The three sites are located in the Henbury and Brentry areas of the city. The developments form part of Bristol City Council’s New Build Council Housing Programme which aims to deliver 1000 new council homes over the next 15 years on housing infill sites.     Copyright: Emmett Russell Architects Copyright: Emmett Russell Architects ...

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Forward Space goes ‘lush’!

We are delighted by the positive response to the new garden we designed and planted at our co-working hub, The Old Church School, in Frome. Roundfield were given the task to design a series of small courtyard spaces in and around the co-working complex. We incorporated a selection of textured woodland plants and ferns as an understorey to densely spaced Birch trees to give the garden height and break up the harsh lines of the new industrial style building. Climbers utilise the wall space on the original old building, and occasional splashes of colour emerge amongst the greenery such as Foxgloves and edible flowers like the Daylily. The interesting collection of ferns also includes a tree fern which has been a delight to watch unfurl over the past few weeks. Incorporated in the design is a variety of edible plants which will hopefully find their way into the cafe cuisine....

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Dart Marina Stage 2 Completed

Stage 2 of Dart Marina Hotel and Spa is now virtually complete. Roundfield were responsible for the redesign and implementation of the entrance sequence from the road junction to the front doors of the hotel. As well as providing a strong element of planting throughout, this phase included a yorkstone cobbled drop off area and widened stair case with reconfigured disabled access. With the River Garden maturing nicely, the site has been transformed from a car dominated, wind swept expanse into a green and colourful garden setting befit for the refurbished hotel restaurant and south block. ...

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planning permission granted for Winterton House, Wendover

Planning permission has been granted for the development of 21 retirement flats in the grounds Winterton House, Wendover. The project involves the conversion of a Listed former rectory and a new building in the grounds. Roundfield devised the site wide strategy for this historic landscape, and have now been appointed to develop the detail design through to site implementation. Proposals include formal private gardens for residents, a communal garden space, sensory planting, a mini orchard, two ponds and raised bed allotment plots. ...

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spiralfields opening day

The beginning of October saw the coming together of everyone who worked on the Spiralfields project, from the designers (us!) to the builders Chauncey Gardens and the myriad of volunteers -in particular the guys at the nearby Osmani Center  who worked tirelessly to complete this wonderful project on time and on budget. The celebration took the from of a party in the garden itself, opened by Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets. We still await the installation of the totem feature, but despite this the scheme is remarkably true to the original vision which is an achievement to be proud of considering the extremely tight budget. A strong ethos of sustainable creativity ran through this project from start to finish, from the reuse of potential waste materials to create landform, to the constant presence of local volunteers who now feel they really have a stake in the future of this...

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avery hill campus community food garden – ongoing

Things are beginning to take shape in the community food garden over at the Avery hill campus of the University of Greenwich. The first phase of the forest garden has been planted and the large pond area is being prepared for planting. The raised beds are into a second season and have been tended by staff and students on campus under the guidance of the sustainability team. Very productive they have been too! At the end of last year, we led the construction of the on site polytunnel which is now full of seedlings ready for the coming months. Around the same time we also finalised the detailed planting plans for the forest garden areas. The first phase of planting will begin soon and will include over sixty varieties of tree and shrub species. All of the proposed planting has a use within the forest garden system. The detailed design of the...

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