The garden is designed to provide a semi-formal and structured landscape setting for the proposed retirement accommodation whilst providing attractive and functional spaces for residents.
A large lawn area sweeps around the back of the garden providing an appropriate scale of open space befitting with the quality of the proposed building. The lawn is intended for summer games such as croquet, and is expected to be well used by visiting grandchildren. A wildflower margin to the back of the lawn area will ensure the garden is colourful and buzzing with insect life. A path will wind through the key spaces in the garden, ending with a shady woodland walk that will allow residents to partake in simple exercise.
Two outdoor seating terraces are proposed: one close to the building and the other in the northeastern corner where a there is a suntrap. The terrace closest to the building forms part of a hub of activity focused between the north and southeastern wings. This area also incorporates a low feature wall providing the required ventilation from the basement parking, which is integrated with a sensory garden arranged around a central water feature.
Proposals were submitted for planning in August 2014.