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Tesco, Tiptree

When one thinks of retail car parks, you might think of boring planting in green dominated mixes of small leaved ground cover plants. We wanted to break that mould by adding colour, contrast and interest. The planting is strikingly different and has proven to be highly successful.  It has also…

Nuffield Hospital, Bury St Edmunds

James Blake Associates was appointed to provide a scheme for environmental improvements to the extension of Nuffield Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds, including a fire pond. The size of the pond was determined by the volume of water needed in case of a fire. The brief was to design an attractive…

Queen Mary and Westfield College

Queen Mary and Westfield College advertised a competition brief to redesign the entrance to the college. The existing entrance was badly designed and did not reflect the contemporary fresh character of the College buildings. James Blake Associates approached the design with a simple concept that would unify and link the…

Tayfen Meadows

Tayfen Meadows, (previously a caravan site and derelict greyhound track), was designed as a comprehensive development of 170 houses, including significant areas of public open space. The residential area is formed by a permeable network of roads and footpaths with each dividing perimeter blocks of houses defining and enclosing the…

Landscape Architecture, Ecological and Arboricultural consultancy services to Whitbread plc

Whitbread – various locations

James Blake Associates provide Landscape Architecture, Ecological and Arboricultural consultancy services to Whitbread plc. The group includes Premier Travel Inn, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater and Table Table brands. James Blake Associates has completed landscape schemes for in excess of 50 individual sites. The majority have been for build schemes or improvements…

Queens Hill Landscape Design

Queen’s Hill, Costessey

A design scheme which included Public Open Spaces (POS) and community sports pitches was implemented for the large residential development, Queens Hill near Norwich. Public Open Spaces were designed to create areas where people and wildlife could connect, through the planting of wildflower meadows and the use of natural materials…

Bow Trinity Urban Design

Bow Trinity

James Blake Associates was commissioned to carry out urban design concepts and detailed landscape designs for the construction of new apartments in Bow Trinity, East London. This encompassed communal landscape hardworks and softworks, including surfacing, boundary treatments, furniture, lighting and artistic features. High quality communal roof and ground floor gardens…

Memorial Garden Design | Arboriculture Services

Garden of England Crematorium and Memorial Garden Design

James Blake Associates was appointed by the London Cremation Company to design a memorial garden masterplan in conjunction with Hugh Thomas (architect) for a new crematorium. The scheme included the crematorium, access drive and parking areas, memorial gardens, a lake and native structural planting including woodland scrub.  Glades and wildflower…

Ecology surveys | Bat survey company

Ecology surveys | Hartford Mill, Hartford Marina, Wyton

Bat droppings were found during the refurbishment of an indoor play space - which had an attached restaurant/pub, that had been fire damaged. Ecology surveys revealed a maternity roost of Soprano Pipistrelle bats living behind the cladding of the building. A bat license was applied for and granted, allowing the supervised…

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