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Featured in The Architects’ Journal

We are delighted that our social housing schemes for Bristol City Council are featured in the latest issue of The Architects' Journal, which focusses on housing. The article heaps praise on the landscape design and implementation: 'The thought that has been fed into the streetscaping of these sites is where they prove particularly impressive in a way that seems almost inverse to their size'. Working with Emmett Russell Architects, we developed three infill schemes in all, as part of a wider strategy being undertaken by Bristol City Council to deliver new build council housing on council owned infill sites around the city. Furthermore it has just been announced that Chandler Court (one of the 3 schemes) has just been shortlisted for the RIBA South West Awards. It joins a prestigious list of projects across the region. Watch this space! Details of the shortlist here. ...

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Work begins on the Camel Shed Garden

Work has begun on the first phase of the Camel Shed Garden for Frome Town Council. Contractors, Dave Lucey are focusing on the groundworks and fencing on the site of the previously derelict play area. Once this is complete the town council rangers will follow on and complete the planting....

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Frome’s Missing Links

We are pleased to be working with Frome's Missing Links - Frome’s Missing Links started in 2010 to campaign for better and safer walking and cycling routes in Frome and better connections to neighbouring towns and villages. The groups goal is to develop traffic-free routes with gentle gradients suitable for all ages and abilities. Having been part of transition initiative Sustainable Frome, Frome’s Missing Links was set up as an independent charitable organisation in 2016 and is working closely with Sustrans. We will initially be delivering a feasibility design study that focuses on a key part of the proposed route to the north of Frome.   ...

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Foraging recipe cards

Encouraging people to interact with nature is kind of what we do (or at least we hope!). So, working with local author and foraging expert Dave Hamilton and illustrator Holly Clifton-Brown we have produced our third set of foraging recipe cards. They include recipes that span the seasons (Chestnut and Hazelnut Hummus anyone?) as well as a wild food year that highlights the most popular 'foragables' for each season. Time to get out there!   ...

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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 the Kings Gate development in Amesbury. "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." We have been appointed to lead the delivery of a new park as art piece, at the centre of the Kings Gate masterplan. We will be collaborating closely with Ginkgo Projects on community engagement projects as well as collaborating with artist Juliet Haysom on the design of the park. loop.org.uk Images credits: Ellen Wilkinson, Ginkgo Projects, Holly Corfield Carr ...

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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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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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