Community and Schools Development
A scheme built for a school or community area which may contain both hard and/or soft landscape.
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merchant square, floating pocket park
This development involved careful consideration of the existing site and collaboration with a marine engineer to meet the brief. The footprint is proportionate to the body of water and ensures freedom of movement for ducks and swans. The scheme provides increased biodiversity, aesthetic interest and high-quality public amenity space. The floating pocket park is cohesive with its surroundings and great attention has been paid to the way in which people will relate to the space.
Raised planters, hardwood benches, composite decking, an artificial lawn, lighting and hardy lowmaintenance planting ensure that the park delights and entertains visitors by encouraging interaction with the water and give a range of colours and scents throughout the year. There is a combination of secluded planted areas for quiet reflection and relaxation along with larger hard and soft surfaced open spaces for events and larger crowds.