We were commissioned to provide proposals for the external areas and car park of this new development within the Dartmoor National Park in Devon. This project was driven by the ecology of the site and provided great benefits for wildlife including many new hedges, wet meadow and native tree species.
We can support developers across a wide range of sectors to provide the landscape and visual assessment documents that are often required for development projects such as residential, commercial, rural diversification and leisure developments. This can range from site constraints and opportunities plans, vegetation surveys, landscape appraisal reports, landscape and visual assessment reports etc all of which can help developments better respond to the requirements of the Local Authority and help achieve planning approval.
The clients at this site wanted to create a destination events venue for weddings, parties and group gatherings based around a rural farm site of several acres. Swan Paul produced a site masterplan to organise a number of exciting features and zones across the site which the clients have been implementing over a few years. The whole site has a wedding licence and features across it include a living willow cathedral, a living ‘birch church’, camping area, glamping zones, a miscanthus maze and much ecology development such as woodland and wildflower meadows.
This Swan Paul won an open tender process to design and implement some public realm improvements to the Eastern Promenade area at Minehead in Somerset. The budget was fairly constrained but the proposals managed to include the refurbishment some of the existing seating, together with new seating and decorative paving; new lighting; play areas and a large swathe of colourful planting to enliven this much loved resort.
Taunton Deane Borough Council commissioned Swan Paul to create a bespoke play tower and beach volleyball area to complement their alternative sports facilities park. Funding for the project was via Section 106. The tower was bespoke piece realised by Proludic inspired by Burnham Lighthouse. Parsons Landscapes Ltd constructed the project and the scheme was opened in July 2019.
Swan Paul was involved in several commercial sites at Junction 24 Bridgwater Gateway including the newly constructed Premier Inn. A wider masterplan was created to create structural planting and screening for the new development.
Working with the wider design team we were briefed to provide concept and masterplan for an external spaces of the newly constructed Castle Primary School Tiverton.
Working with the wider design team we were briefed to provide concept and construction drawings for an external spaces and carpark for Northgate Primary School. The scheme was constructed in 2016.
We provided a proposal for a housing scheme at Amberd Lane including external spaces, gardens, attenuation pond and public open space.
Taunton Deane Borough Council commisioned Swan Paul to create a bespoke play area in conjunction with the local primary school. Using their ideas a design was created based on the Explorers ship wreck in Hudson Bay. Funding for hte project was via Section 106. The design was a bespoke creation using Jupiter Play to realise the scheme design and Parsons Landscapes Ltd to construct the project. It was opened in late October 2015 ready for half term.