Landscaping at the 1ha site will include the creation of an enclosed garden wrapping around the building, including a paved patio area, feature planters with bench seating and a lawn for children to play on. Several trees will also need to be removed, and a low-maintenance wildflower grassland will be planted.
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) will be used on the site, potentially including rainwater harvesting, green roofs and sub-surface storage.
Trees to be used include Amelanchier canadensis, Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' and Sorbus aucuparia 'Sheerwater Seedling'. Shrubs and perennials include Carex oshimensis 'Evergold', Elaeagnus pungens maculata, Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote', Lonicera nitida 'May Green', Potentilla fruticosa 'Red Ace' and Viburnum davidii.
Landscape Architect: Richard Eaves
Building Architect: A E W Architects (www.aewarchitects.com)
Client: Ronald McDonald House Charities
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