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  • Award Winners 2012

    Heritage and Conservation

    Ouseburn Parks, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Restoration of a vast park with many and varied historic features, on a steeply sloping wooded setting returned it to coherence and refreshed the parkland setting.

    The judges commented: ‘The approach adopted for the restoration of this landscape is spare and classical, skilfully adopting a “less is more” philosophy in delivering a large and complex scheme, with each individual project standing on its own merits, but ever more impressive in concert with
    its neighbour.’

    Landscape architect: Southern Green.
    Client: Newcastle City Council Leisure Services.
    Garden historian: Fiona Green.
    Architect: Mosedale Gillatt Architects.
    Civil and structural engineer: Patrick Parsons Consulting Engineers.
    Mechanical and electrical engineer: Sine Consulting.
    Ecologist: E3 Ecology.
    Arboricultural consultant:
    Quantity surveyor: Faithful + Gould.
    Main contractor for landscape contract: John Hellens Contracts.
    Bushey Rose Garden, Hertfordshire

    In 2009 LUC was commissioned as part of an HLF project to help restore this rare example of Thomas Mawson’s work in the south-east, dating from 1913. It was in such a state of disrepair that the historic core of the garden had been shut. LUC undertook extensive historical research and managed the challenges of heavy ground conditions, poor weather and seasonal constraints of traditional materials such as lime mortar, to produce a scheme that successfully rejuvenated Mawson’s original vision.

    The judges commented: ‘This is an admirable scheme full of imagination and charm that maximises the use of the heritage assets and their role in a re-invigorated garden. It is a very well researched and finished scheme that those involved can be truly proud of.’

    Landscape architect: LUC.
    Client: Hertsmere Borough Council.
    Contractor: Vinci Construction.

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