The winning schcme by PRP Landscape is an extension of the existing landscaping designed by McFarlane Wilder
The landscape design division of architect PRP has won a competition to design the external part of the next phase of the BRE’s Innovation Park. The park showcases environmentally friendly prototype homes and community buildings. The winning scheme is an extension of the existing landscaping which was designed by McFarlane Wilder for the first eight buildings on the park.
The winning sustainable landscape scheme introduces a street into the park which links the new and existing building at the innovation park and includes trees, green walls and a pedestrian friendly ‘homezone’. There is also a central plaza, a community garden and play areas for children. The scheme also includes environmentally friendly elements including porous paving and a swale.
The competition was held jointly by BRE, the British Homes Awards and the Landscape Institute. The next phase of the innovation park will be unveiled in June and will include two more homes, an apartment block, a retail outlet and two healthcare projects.