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Landscape designs for Isle of Sheppey Academy

Isle of Sheppey Academy

Part of a two-site £50m investment to upgrade educational standards and facilities at the Isle of Sheppey Academy. James Blake Associates joined forces with AWP to resource this enormous BSF Scheme working with Shepherd Robson Architects and completed by Kier Build. https://www.jba-landmarc.com/services/landscape-design-and-implementation/

New Neighbourhood Centre and Site for New Primary School

Strategic Landscape – New Neighbourhood Centre and Site for New Primary School

James Blake Associates provided strategic landscape advice for an outline application in support of a mixed use application for residential development; a new Neighbourhood Centre and Site for a new primary school on land to the south of St John’s Road, Clacton, on behalf of Persimmon Homes. Proposals for the…

St Anne’s Square, Bury St Edmunds

James Blake Associates undertook the hard and soft landscape design, tender process, and contract administration of St Anne's Square, Bury St Edmunds. The JBA landscape team created separate garden rooms using ornamental shrub and herbaceous planting to define spaces and add all year round interest. Particular emphasis was given to…

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…

Arboriculture works for Whitbread at Aviemore James Blake Associates

Premier Inn, Aviemore

JBA was commissioned to support a new planning application on a site with outline consent for a travel lodge, following Cairngorms National Park Authority’s objections to the new building and its impact on trees. This site is a triangular plot at the southern end of Aviemore which used to house…

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…

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