Acorn Lodge School, Barnstaple

Swan Paul were appointed to create an overall masterplan for the integration of new and old buildings into a coherent ‘campus style’ setting on part of the school site. The commission included the creation of meeting and sitting spaces, new paving areas, circulation routes and street furniture. The budget was approximately £250,000.

Somerton Recreation Ground

Swan Paul have been involved with the re-design and improvement of Somerton Recreation Ground; first with the Town Council and more laterly with a local managment trust. The proposals have evolved over time to allow for the many user groups of the park and to allow for drawings, proposals and costing to be used for funding bids. This has been an adaptive process and more recent additions have been land gifted to the park by the developer of some adjacent land.

Red Garden

In Taunton we have recently completed external spaces for Musgrove Red Garden on behalf of Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust. A carefully chosen palette of red flowers and foliage plants compliments the red details woven in the furniture and edging. A cinquain poem was incorporated within the edging of the newly created planting bed.

Chantry House Dementia Care

Sites have been developed in Taunton, Frome and Yeovil where we have developed theraputic gardens for a number of the Trusts’ dementia care units. Each has been carefully developed to provide respite and ‘memory links’ with the gardens and homes that people used to live in and tend. Features are therefore deliberately domestic in feel with opportunities for sensory stimulation such as texture, scent and colour. This project is in Frome and builds on the remnants of an old garden space that included a number of concrete ring planters that were too costly to remove.

Tangier Central

Tangier is an office development in Taunton, Somerset which underwent a refurbishment for the owners following a period of under occupation.  Working alongside the architects Swan Paul prepared design for the transformation of the external spaces to create a contemporary and inviting setting for the refurbished building.

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Taunton Brewhouse

We were commissioned by Taunton Deane Borough Council to design the external public realm for the conversion of this building to a theatre. Our work included public circulation spaces, a riverside walk and small play area which was themed on the concept of a birds nest in steam bent oak.

St Margarets Hospice

We have worked on a number of sites for St Margaret’s Hospice providing external and garden design services for sites at Yeovil and Taunton where we have provided delightful garden spaces for residents and their visitors to enjoy.  Budgets for each of the gardens were in the region of £200,000 and were completed as part of the building contracts for the new hospice developments.

Marstons Pubs

Swan Paul have an on-going commission with Marstons and their architects, Axiom to provide the planning and construction details for the external works at many of the new pubs and hotels that the group are developing. We have worked on projects across the UK from Kent to Scotland, and Aberystwyth to Cornwall. We provide design services for the gardens, planting, play areas and parking to ensure the quality and setting of all the new developments.

Millfield Senior School

Swan Paul was involved with a conceptual and feasibility stage for improvements to an existing Recreation Ground at Millfield Senior School.

Millfield Prep School

We were asked to provide concept and masterplan for an external space at the Science Quarter for Millfield Prep School, Street involving an elevated promenade, play piece and gabion features.