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.
Eastern Promenade Minehead
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.
Swan Paul has a strong background in the design of innovative play areas and our chief play designer, Loiuse Baugh has many such schemes with us and previous employers. This project combines an attractive and exciting landscape with several ‘off the peg’ play items to present a whole concept that seems bespoke but meets all ROSPA guidelines in terms of safety.
This garden centre near Bridgwater in Somerset wanted to improve its offer as a ‘destination’ attraction and appointed Swan Paul to produce a bespoke but cost effective play area a little outside the norm. Being close to the coast a seaside theme was selected and a number of play items were designed and set within a new play landscape.
Arundells Farm Garden is a large private residence in Somerset where we were commissioned to redesign the garden by intergrading innovative hard landscaping with typical cottage garden planting, while dealing with a challenging gradient. The existing landform provided opportunity for a terraced design with patios on several levels offering views to the house and to the rest of the garden. A selection of deer resistant plants formed part of the planting palette.