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.
Destination play area
Jocelyn Park play area refurbishment was commissioned by Chard Town Council with a budget of £50,000 and completed in 2010. Working in consultation with local residents a natural play area was devised with a large new central sand play and log multi unit with rope play. Natural boulders edge the space and double up as seats. Low linking mounds define play zones and seperate a toddler play area.
Ten sites were undertaken for Bath and North east Somerset at a total budget of £235,000 and the final one was completed in 2010. Each play area incorporated a consultation exercise with stakeholders to determine individual requirements. A mixture of play elements were offered incorporation traditional equipment and natural play elements to include risk and challenge.
Swan Paul were comissioned by Sedgemoor District Council for this lottery funded scheme to replace an existing play area. Consultation with local schools helped to generate ideas which included a natural play area, skate park and toddlers play. The budget was £140,000
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.
Timberscombe House is a large private residence where we were commissioned to create new garden spaces integratiing formal structures to informal lake setting. The scheme incorporates a strong hard landscape structure with soft and complex palette of plants.
The Coach House Garden was a commission for a private garden design from a client who had travelled in the East and wanted a garden design strongly influenced by Japanese design theories. This very interesting design exercise involved much research and refinement to produce a design that was as authentic a possible, met the use requirements of the client and was within budget.
A large part of our workload is concerned with preparing landscape and visual impact assessments for Solar Farm schemes. We have prepared reports and won planning approval for many such schemes and have completed projects across the UK from Cornwall and the south west through to Lincolnshire and East Anglia. We have specific software to perform tasks such as Zone of Theoretical Visibility plans and accurate photomontages.