berewood town park realisation
25 July 2014
Planning permission brings Berewood Town Park in Waterlooville a step closer to realisation. The reserved matters application for phase 2 of the residential development has also gained approval, releasing funds to construct Phase A of the recreational area.
The section of the park to be implemented incorporates grassed amphitheatres overlooking a kick-about area and skateboard park with an associated youth shelter. The skate park is integrated within the surrounding topography and its detailed design was developed in response to public consultation workshops with Timberplay, Concrete and The Works Charity.
A Locally Equipped Area of Play will also be created. A naturalistic design approach and natural materials have been utilised to encourage inventive and imaginative play, as well as social interaction between children.
Further sections of the Town Park will be constructed as future development phases gain reserved matters approval. This will see the introduction of the village green, orchard, arboretum, multi-use sports and games area, trim trail, cricket pitch and pavilion, and completion of the circular jogging route through the gently undulating parkland.
The large central park is one element of a complex green infrastructure strategy across the site. It complements the mosaic of ancient woodland, pasture and meadow, community gardens, allotments, and a series of formal and informal play spaces which combine to offer a variety of amenity provision.
Berewood is a 211 hectare urban extension to Waterlooville, by Grainger plc, which will ultimately provide 2550 new homes. fabrik produced green infrastructure proposals and provided input into the Design Codes in support of the development’s hybrid application. We are currently submitting reserved matters applications and developing construction packages.
Simon Greig, Kay Lung-Kendall, Patrick Conn and Emily Hatcher developed landscape proposals for the Town Park and Berewood Phase 2.
Background and skate park images courtesy of grainger plc