Soltys Brewster are currently finalising the Landscape/Seascape and Coastal Bird Chapters as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the £650 million Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. The 9.5km long structure, is planned to produce 400 Giga Watts of net annual output. 'Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will be the world's first, purpose-built, tidal energy lagoon, capable of generating predictable, renewable electricity for over 120,000 homes for over 120 years, it will save over 216,000 tonnes of CO2 every year'.
Soltys Brewster have now completed landscape and ecological site appraisal for over 20 sites, to inform their suitability and deliverability as potential development allocations within LDPs in Wales and LDFs in England. Sites have ranged from smaller infill development to strategic allocations in excess of 100 hectares, with consultancy services including Landscape Framework, Public Open Space and Mitigation Plans. The practice continues to support this ongoing process.
The practice is pleased to announce its successful appointment with Powell Dobson Architects, on the Data Science Building re-development for Swansea University. This follows the recent completion of the adjacent Institute of Life Sciences II research and education facility and further strengthens the practice's education portfolio which includes primary, secondary, further and higher education facilities.