The project involves the creation of 5.5 hectares of open space at the centre of the historic campus focusing on the value of external space as the common ground for staff and students, and re-establishing the University’s original vision through the restoration of its grand axis.
The improvements include perennial planting, new paving, and a series of moveable, sculptural cor-ten steel benches by designer Tord Boontje located in a new pocket park at Riverside Gardens.
Archival research provided the basis for a Landscape Management Plan that will shape maintenance priorities and strategies for the next 20 years.
We are active in research and development of sustainable technologies, including our own testing and trials of innovative "green" solutions...
Our high-quality approach to design resounds throughout the entire creative process - from concept, through to final, on-the-ground detail. Just as important as our approach to design, our intuitive environmental responsibility permeates through our design philosophy, as well as our business practices.
We will be working closely with the city council, HLF and the design team on improvements to the castle grounds, public realm and visitor experience.