Project lead: Landscaping at new Ronald McDonald House in Cardiff

Hard and soft landscaping is required for a new Ronald McDonald House which will provide a "home away from home" for children being treated at the University Hospital of Wales.

The £5.5m build will see 30 ensuite bedrooms created. Building will start in 2016 and is aimed to be completed by May 2017.

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 (

Client: Ronald McDonald House Charities

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