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Flakt Woods Landscape Design by James Blake Associates

Flakt Woods

Flakt Woods was the name of this former industrial site, which became a major development site for 750 new homes and associated open spaces. The play area had a number of key constraints - a steep slope, closely overlooked space, poor drainage, and all dovetailing with the work of an…

Entrance to Coe's Meadow

Coe’s Meadow

Coe's Meadow was a charity funded green space. A proactive Parish Council ensured the funding and a clear brief for this rural village green setting. The character of this lovely space is informal. The facilities were conceived very much in a country park tradition with water bound paved paths, rustic…

Pathway at Tesco Tiptee car park,

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…

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…

Whitebread gardens by James Blake Associates Landscape Designers

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…

Garden of England Crematorium and Memorial Garden Design by James Blake Associates

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…

Dead horse chestnut at the entrance to Newmarket Road Park and Ride, now felled

Tree Safety Survey, Cambridge

JBA was commissioned to undertake a health and safety survey of all trees on land owned by Marshall Group Properties Ltd (MGP). The MGP estate comprises of over 370 hectares on the eastern side of Cambridge with a diverse range of land use, including Cambridge Airport; Newmarket Road Park &…

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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