Five-strand landscape strategy for new housing development Mitre Yard

Make architects has gained planning permission for residential development Mitre Yard, which includes two public terraces and an avenue of trees.

Visualisation of Mitre Yard. Image: Make
Visualisation of Mitre Yard. Image: Make

The landscape design of Mitre Yard will comprise five specifically-designed areas of public and private amenity space, according to a landscape strategy submitted to planning by Townshend Landscape Architects.

  • A public square with an orchard layout with additional planting at the perimeter to protect and contain the space.
  • Mary Seacole terrace will enhance the existing Mary Seacole Gardens and provide additional public realm and features a decking platform and seating area overlooking the canal.
  • A buffer zone to Mitre Yard will be made from temporary planters and planted pots.
  • 'A high-quality public realm' for Scrubs Lane with 'a rhythmic row of trees'.
  • Large areas of natural planting are planned for the west of the scheme creating a buffer between the rail tracks and the building.

There are also a series of roof gardens planned for residents, with raised planting areas incorporating seating, elements of informal play and planting designed to include a simple evergreen planting palette for year round form and colour with the inclusion of herbaceous planting to add seasonal interest.

Mitre Yard is one of the first developments to come forward from the Old Oak and Park Royal Opportunity Area in north west London, being developed by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC).

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