Category Archives: Housing

The Meadows – Pity Me

The Meadows project required us to design a public open space within a new housing development in conjunction with Miller homes. To create an interesting new space we worked with artist David Edwick to create a ‘cosmic garden’ that integrates two play sculptures; one in a form of a comet and the other pointing towards the centre of the universe. Each is inscribed with poetry.

St Mary’s Hospital – Stannington

RLD was commissioned in 2001 to join the masterplanning team for the development of residential proposals for this former mental hospital.

In keeping with best practice, the site was assessed for its landscape, historic, arboricultural and ecological features, with a view to the masterplanning process being guided by a series of sieve analyses that safeguarded the more significant features. The resultant development proposal was one that sat comfortably within the former hospital grounds, with minimal impact upon the key landscape features of the site.