Landscape masterplan - Ground floor
Potteries Path will be enhanced, benefiting both the existing community and the new residents. At the West End Lane end, the space will be widened to approximately 8.5metres. To the railway edge, trees will be planted in raised planters to provide vertical greening, seating and shade. Play pods will be introduced for informal play. To the new building edge, a zone has been introduced to provide spill out space from the start up units and room for farmers markets or community events. To the eastern end of the scheme, Potteries Path is lined with buffer planting to the new front gardens and the existing inner wall removed to provide a more open and welcoming thoroughfare.
The Central Garden is the heart of the scheme. Trees, seasonal planting and lawns create a green space that provides opportunities for both rest and activity. Private terraces are raised around the space and paths run through the gardens to increase the natural surveillance and sense of security.
The lower courtyard to the east building is a lush shady space. Trees provide a green outlook both for new residents and when viewed from Lymington Road houses. Climbers are to be planted on the building facade in this area to provide additional greening to the scheme.
The access path to the northern boundary provides safe pedestrian access and also vehicle access to the disabled car parking as well as service vehicles. Paving has been proposed to restrict speeds and planting is proposed to the Lymington Road boundary.
Green roofs and podium gardens will provide additional screening at upper levels and are currently in development.
Brick paving to Potteries Path
Resin bound paving to spill out areas
Brick paving to secondary paths
Brick paving to thresholds
Flag paving to terraces
Safety surfacing to play areas
Concrete seat walls to trees
Railings to terraces
Natural play elements
Trees to Potteries Path
Central garden planting
Shade loving planting
Climbers to new building
Section through shared space
Buffer to Lymington Rd boundary
New shared space for vehicles and pedestrians, safe & controlled
Sketch of Potteries Path from West End Lane
Planting to edges
Front gardens & Potteries Path
Integrated rest and play
Precedent image: Widened Potteries Path
Sketch of the central garden from Potteries Path
Precedent image: New green space with trees & planting
A variety of routes and textures
Integrated natural play
Space for rest
HM Treasury Gardens, Westminster Landscaped area is (approximately 35x28m), south facing with moderate buildings surround heights (approx. 5 storey).
Space for rest
New green space with trees
Sketch of Lower Courtyard from shared surface