The Practice is pleased to announce its appointment by Audley Retirement on their luxury retirement village in Runnymede, Englefield Green, Surrey. The practice is providing full hard and soft landscape design services, workingclosely with Gaunt Francis Architects on the project, which will include luxury retirement apartments, a health suite, restaurants, library and a series of high quality external recreational terraces, gardens and squares. The development will include the renovated President's Hall as a centre piece, originally developed as a mansion house in the early 19th Century, within the setting of the historic Magna Carta Park, which itself dates back to the 7th Century. Landscape designwill include challenging technical detailing over undercroft parking, whilst delivering a high quality landscape, appropriate to the recreation needs of the development and its sensitive historic setting, close to the site of the sealing of the MagnaCarta.
Following successful EIA and Outline Planning Application in 2014, the practice has supported Taylor Wimpey and Lewis Homes with the preparation of the Second Phase Reserved Matters planningsubmission package for the next 100 units of this 100 hectare residential and mixed use site. The practice provided continuity in Landscape Architectural, Ecological and Arboricultural services for thissecond development parcel, delivering mitigation measures defined at the Outline stage.
Building on a third successful year as lead consultant advising the Northern Ireland Historic Environment Division, working closely with engineers Mann Williams, the two practices have been advising theWelsh Government's Historic Environment Services (Cadw) on the conservation, landscape and ecological protection of Penyrwyrlod Burial Chamber in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Other recentheritage commissions include protected species advice alongside conservation and restoration works at Neath Abbey Tudor Mansion House, Ewenny Priory Bridgend and Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan.