ELD was part of the bid team for a secondary school campus extension in the London Borough of Redbridge. The scheme involved the construction of 9,000m2 of new school accommodation, to complement and connect to the existing facilities.
The landscape was broken down into district components forming a pedestrian and vehicular entrance way, arrival space, and central courtyard. The courtyard forms the heart of the scheme and is intended for social and educational activities.
A flexible approach was taken to outdoor learning, with a number of different landscape ‘settings’ created within a holistic masterplan. These settings notably include a wooded glade with scattered seating for small groups; a raised amphitheatre for teaching/peer group presentation and an outdoor dining terrace. The landscape design has developed closely with the internal building layout to create suitable adjacent outdoor spaces.
- To complete alternative concept designs
- Preparation of material for presentations and liaison with the school body via the Architect
- To complete a design, coordinated with tree and ecological surveys
- Develop a cost effective materials palette, within the budget.