Along with Emmett Russell Architects, Roundfield have recently completed proposals for a rural housing development in South Gloucestershire. Subject to planning approval, this site previously used as a storage depot for a commercial landscaping company will feature four family houses built to a high ecological standard arranged around a formerly undeveloped paddock. This retained central green space is proposed as a renovated meadow framed by a stone wall that will characterise the whole site with extensive wildflower planting providing a sensory and seasonal show throughout the year. Planted with a central native Oak and local heritage variety fruit trees the meadow is further framed by a SuDS feature that will take run off from roofs as well as paved areas. It is a rich multifunctional landscape that can offer a home to local wildlife as well as a picnic spot for the dwellings within the development and the local village community.
Additional image credits: Emmett Russell Architects