Northgate School

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.

Amberd Lane Trull

We provided a proposal for a housing scheme at Amberd Lane including external spaces, gardens, attenuation pond and public open space.

Hudson Way Play Area

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.

Minehead SeaFront Promenade

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 refurbishment of some 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.

Viridor Green

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.

Sanders Garden Centre

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

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, Somerset

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, Taunton

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.

Solar Farms

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.