Following six years of design, planning and construction, the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex opened to patients in late June 2017. Soltys Brewster is pleased to have supported the project as the team Landscape Architects throughout this period. As project landscape architects to this £105 million new hospital campus, the practice has undertaken the design of all hard and soft landscape elements across the site, along with a series of courtyards and gardens that focus on the therapeutic benefits of landscape for patients, staff and visitors.
Building on Soltys Brewster’s considerable renewable energy experience, the practice has recently completed two site appraisal studies for Energy Storage facilities within Northumberland, which are located within close proximity to the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall and to Northumberland National Park. The practice’s scope of services focused on assessing the potential effects on landscape character and visual amenity, including site assessment and reporting, plus supporting Zone of Theoretical Visibility mapping.
Soltys Brewster has delivered Landscape and Ecology services in support of Bellway Homes, to secure development at this sensitive Cardiff gateway site. Services included a detailed Dormouse mitigation strategy, agreed with NRW and Cardiff City Council, in order to secure the necessary Dormouse licence in February 2017. An involved programme of mitigation measures included habitat retention and creation, phased implementation and sensitive lighting design to facilitate residential development on this greenfield site. The team has subsequently provided site supervision of vegetation planting, management and translocation. Population monitoring and beneficial hedgerow management will continue as the build progresses.