Penrhyn Road

Allen Pyke were initially commissioned to prepare a sketch landscape design proposals and landscape strategy document for a mixed use student accommodation and D1 educational block in Kingston. On receipt of planning consent, the practice was then retained to discharge planning conditions, prepare detailed drawings for tender and to oversee construction works on site.

The site is located next to an existing watercourse, so we worked with a local ecologist to create a scheme that would increase the biodiversity of the site and foraging/nesting opportunities for species such as Kingfishers and several species of bats. Responding to the context, the design was split into four distinct areas, providing a bold public street frontage appropriate to the development while maintaining quiet areas for wildlife.