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Re-imagining the Garden City

We are very proud to be on a shortlisted team with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects for our submission to the recent RIBA competition 'Re-Imagining the Garden City'. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the team at SWA to explore and develop a masterplan that embodies many of the principles that have long been a passion for us at Roundfield. We cannot yet reveal anything of our submission but needless to say we are very much looking forward to the next stage, during which each of the four shortlisted teams will develop full concept proposals for a 45 hectare development north of Letchworth Garden City for 900 homes. Jane Duncan, RIBA Past President and Architect Adviser to the Competition: I was truly delighted, as chair of the judges, to witness the excellence of the ideas presented from a wide range of design parameters from teams located around the world. The four shortlisted...

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River Frome Crossing

We are very happy to be working on a feasibility study for local charity Friends of the River Frome. The aim of which is to ascertain the most appropriate place for a pedestrian bridge crossing to the south of Frome and the further remediation and improvement of the riverside habitat and footpath links.  ...

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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 focuses 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." "At both developments, this carefully considered idea of sequencing is the result of what seems to have been a fruitful relationship with landscape architect Roundfield, which Russell says pushed 'incredibly hard' for nicely landscaped sites...

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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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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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