Winner 2022 Susdrain / CIRIA SuDS Awards
Early Adoption of SuDS in Schemes
Communal rain gardens with free-draining soil within a relatively small site.
Roof downpipe bioretention flow through planters
Roof RWP Water Butts at the back of the plots
Permeable Paving (vehicular and pedestrian).
SuDS Tree Pit within hard landscape surface and suitable SuDS tree species within rain gardens.
Exceedance and flowpaths to low point landscaped areas within the site away from buildings’ thresholds.
green roofs on refuse and cycle stores.
The Water Gardens
Hyde Park Estate
Winner 2020 Landscape Institute Awards
Excellence in Horticulture and Planting Design
Comments from the judges
(including Prof. Nigel Dunnett):
'An inspiring example of a planting-led scheme, this project went beyond the original brief to explore the potential of planting across the site, and to take every opportunity to increase the green content. The range and diversity of planting and the commitment to sustainable practices, including the unforeseen use of SuDS to provide water for irrigation, were impressive. This is a highly inclusive and innovative project that has taken a refreshing and forward-looking approach to a historic site, and that has overcome and worked within considerable constraints.’