Role Landscape Architects
Architect Daria Wong Associates
Client Redrow Homes
Urban Designer NLP
Planning Consultant Planning Potential
Status In planning
INDUSTRIAL HILL SIDE ExA were commissioned by Redrow to develop landscape information to discharge Planning Conditions and form a Reserved Matters submission for a new 640 unit residential development at Napier Park, Luton. ExA worked with the team to develop sensitive and considered landscape approaches to turn this once industrial hill side location into a vibrant and exciting place for people to live.
LANDSCAPE STRATEGIES The proposal includes a robust, interconnected Green Infrastructure network, providing a green backdrop to the development. Strategies for play and recreation seek to encourage healthy life choices and create a platform for community socialisation and interaction.
INFORMED BY CONTEXT The landscape concept drew upon the different characteristics of the site hill/valley location and used these to form spatial and scale approaches from forested valley floor to the meadow / park lands of upper terraces. Surface car parks became ‘Urban forest parking spaces’ parks became ‘Glades’ and the significant views have been framed and articulated by careful planting strategies.