Together with Friends of Collett Park and Shepton Mallet Town Council we came up with a Vision for the development of the park over the longer term. It provides for the current needs of the park users, but also captures the imagination and seasonality of the park, weaving in a far greater biodiversity and making it a wildlife hub. These proposals have been put together as a package of proposals with funding options to allow the Town Council to make funding bids going forwards.
We worked with Client, Chelston Heath LLP, and Planning consultants Collier Planning, in the creation of wetlands for Haywards Water to reduce concentration of phosphate in the river and improve water quality. The resulting phosphate credits from the wetlands will allow stalled planning applications to go forward. The Landscape masterplan set out the wetland planting interventions around the seven newly created ponds. The proposal is now in Planning.
Swan Paul was awarded the landscape design for Taunton School in a competition bid. The brief outlined the need for a Green Heart for the school that offered free flow pedestrian access linking the various school blocks and providing sensory planting with seasonal interest. Responding to this, the conceptual design envisioned was a transformative process which over time would become a source of identity and pride for staff and students alike. The first phase of the scheme, Woodyer Quad, was completed on site in 2023 with the next phase, Taunton School Ganymede, in Planning at the moment.
This residential project is on an old brownfield site in the centre of Plymouth. Plymouth Community Housing were looking to construct 130 community homes and flats with a strong emphasis on communal garden spaces. Because of the nature of the site and the raingarden feature along the existing street frontage, suitable sustainable urban drainage elements were translated throughout the scheme.
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.
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.