Client Jon Boast, Crest Nicholson Regeneration
Designer/maintenance contractor Elmtree Garden Contractors
Architect Grant Associates
Suppliers Boningale Nurseries, Woodland Horticulture, Wildflower Turf
Bristol Harbourside is a development by Crest Nicholson within Bristol’s former industrial waterfront areas that has been redeveloped over the past 10 years. Building 4 is one of the last parts of the area to be redeveloped. It consists of one large apartment block and a promenade in front of it that leads down to the historic harbour. The landscaping consists of a large element of box and yew hedging at specified heights around the building itself, supported by woodland flora, wetland and marginal planting. Between the Millennium Promenade and the building there is a wild flower meadow in the centre of the development that was turfed. A drainage channel runs alongside the promenade consisting of gabions wrapped in geotextile and liner, topped with gravel/soil and planted with wetland and marginal plants designed to take water run-off from the rills and building.
"This area has been regenerated with the building of residential apartments. The soft landscaping between the apartment blocks softens the buildings and has helped to rejuvenate the area.
"There is heavy footfall along the Promenade and clever planting ensures that conditions throughout the scheme do not compromise the survival of the plants. The contractor has completed the planting to a high standard, evidenced by the number of people who stroll through the area to enjoy it."
Sponsor: Bourne Amenity