Two towers incorporating 360 new homes, commercial floorspace, new public realm and amenity spaces are under construction on this challenging site - isolated by the uncompromising road system and extreme level changes.

The landscape scheme seeks to establish an island of vegetation, terminating a long vista along the dockside and providing a rich and verdant setting for the towers.

The scheme uses bioengineering technologies to establish a series of soft landscape terraces which wrap around and conceal a basement car park. Groups of tall pines lend stature and weight, and a lighter canopy of birch and alder provides seasonal interest and contrast with the darker pines.

Within the enclosure of trees is nestled a residential garden; a playful landscape sheltered by smaller multi-stemmed flowering shrubs and small trees.

The garden is conceived in part as an expression of the flow of rainwater through the site. An extensive SUDS network incorporates green and ‘blue’ roofs, attenuation pools, rain gardens and sub-surface attenuation. At the base of the east tower is a shallow reflecting pool that will overflow following heavy rain into a series of playful channels and pools within the childrens’ playspace.