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Red Lodge Landscape Design by James Blake Associates

Red Lodge, Suffolk

The 300 individual plots contain a series of open space fingers and nodes that include a County Wildlife Site, designated for the rare lowland, rabbit-grazed, lichen heathland. Much of this was lost to bracken encroachment, needing intervention to restore this lowland heath. This constraint and opportunity ensured the need for…

Play Area by James Blake Associates

Sherborne, Dorset

James Blake Associates was commissioned to create beautiful, sustainable, bio-diverse landscaping for this much considered new housing development; landscaping that was sympathetic to the historic, local town, and to it its highly respected natural surroundings. Christopher Trollope, Bovis Landscape Architect remained committed to every stage of works.  His dedication to…

James Blake Associates Landscape Design Coastal

Martello Park, Felixstowe

Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) redeveloped the south seafront as part of the wider regeneration of Felixstowe. The maritime park includes play areas, formal and informal gardens, events space and associated facilities.  The seafront setting influenced the design approach, with an emphasis on natural, coastal materials and planting, including a…

Stoke Quay Ipswich, Landscape Design by James Blake Associates

Landscaping at Stoke Quay, Ipswich

James Blake Associates was commissioned to carry out concept through to detailed landscape design and working drawings/setting out for the construction of new apartments on the beautiful quayside in the centre of Ipswich. This encompassed landscape hardworks and softworks, i.e, surfacing, boundary treatments, furniture, lighting and artistic features. Most of…

Island Gardens Landscape Design by James Blake Associates

Open Space Refurbishment, Island Gardens, London

James Blake Associates was commissioned to carry out concept through to completion, the refurbishment of spaces around an existing apartment block and landscaping within a new development and surrounding streetscape. The design provides a robust and attractive solution with a welcoming frontage, tranquil inner courtyards, areas for sitting, play, and…

JBA Arboriculture

Retaining Woodland At Low Cost

Ipswich, Suffolk Retaining existing trees and habitats is always the best way to landscape open space, but the key is to get the protection in place in advance, (as well as the understorey and habitat).  Of course, an unkempt mess is generally not suitable within a development, particularly for the…

Landscape design by James Blake Associates

Sprowston, Norfolk Homes

James Blake Associates was commissioned to produce a full set of master-plan drawings for this 164 plot scheme. Once the planning drawings were approved, work began on the detailed hard and soft landscape proposals. These technical drawings were taken forward into stage 5 with the addition of tree pit details…

Green London by James Blake Associates

Oaklands House, London

James Blake Associates has been commissioned to produce stage 3 planning drawings for a commercial/residential three building development including 10 rooftop gardens and communal space with adoptable highway. This scheme will be the first of many to be signed off by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC).…

Clay Farm Cambridge landscape design by James Blake Associates

Clay Farm, Cambridge

Initially the design process began with design quality panels and presentations leading onto larger design themes which run through the project such as natural play and multi-functional use of space. Once approval was granted, James Blake Associates were commissioned to produce a Masterplan drawing alongside detailed Hard and Soft landscape proposals,…