We were appointed by our client, a design and build contractor, to produce landscape related information for a detailed panning application for this east London school. Working with a design team of architects and engineers, the brief was to develop proposals for the upgrading of the existing school, with the addition of a new sports hall, an upgraded main pedestrian entrance, additional class rooms and improved landscape facilities.
The process involved numerous consultation meeting with the school and a public exhibition. This helped to determine their exact requirements and further refine the brief. As the school catered for children of nursery, reception, key stage 1 and key stage 2 ages the external spaces have been zoned into three distinct play areas. These have been designed in a way to keep visual sight lines clear. The needs of parking and deliveries have been considered carefully to strike a balance between the need for on site parking and delivery turning. The needs of parents dropping off and collecting children have also been considered giving them pleasant environments in which to wait, meet and chat.
There are numerous trees to the perimeter of the site. These are mostly to be retained and their root protection zones have been considered whilst designing the layout of the buildings and the landscape elements.