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Urban Design and Masterplanning

Stoneywood Estate Development Framework and Masterplan, Aberdeen

The project highlights the importance of a bespoke design response to a challenging site, showcasing the unique perspective that landscape architecture can bring to sustainable masterplanning.

The judges said: ‘This masterplan is generated from the landscape of the site and proposes to enhance the existing woodland and make it a key amenity for the site. The provision of mixed-use development is particularly encouraging, as is the proposal to develop new place-appropriate housing types.’

Landscape architect: OPEN (Optimised Environments).
Client: Dandara.
Planning consultant: Knight Frank.
Environmental consultant: Ironside Farrar.
Drainage consultant: Quattro Consult.
Transportation consultant: SBA.
Utilities consultant: Troup Bywaters + Anders.
Aboricultural consultant: Donald Rodger Associates.
Belfast Streets Ahead Masterplan

This project created a new vibrancy in the City Centre, by bringing a wholly new character to the streets and public realm environment, leading to increased footfall and visitor numbers.

The judges said: ‘We were highly impressed by the thoroughness and rigour which was evident in the execution of this project. The incorporation of maintenance considerations is a particularly welcome innovation which we feel should be built into every public realm project.’

Masterplan / urban design / landscape architect: AECOM Design + Planning (formerly EDAW).
Client: Department for Social Development (DSD).
Quantity Surveyor: Turner Townsend.
Engineering: Mouchel. Planning: Ostick & Williams.
Contractor: Farrans Construction.
Structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering: Atkins.
Meridian Water, Enfield, London

Meridian Water project involved the development of a strategic vision and delivery plan for the regeneration of brownfield and under-utilised employment land on the Lee Valley in Enfield, North London.The masterplan has been resoundingly endorsed to date and is due for adoption as SPD in January 2013 following final consultation.

The judges said: ‘This project is a very thoroughly worked through masterplan which establishes a strong proposal for a new urban neighbourhood. It is responsive to its context and capitalises on green and water infrastructure to provide a pleasant new area to live in.’

Landscape architect: LDA Design.
Client: London Borough of Enfield
Planning. Economic viability: BNP – Paribas. Traffic, transport, sustainable infrastructure: Atkins.

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