Cottam Hall Design Proposals

Ryder Landscape Consultants were invited to work alongside Wates Construction and APD Architects to produce concept designs for a new, mixed use housing estate in Preston. Ran by the Homes & Communities Agency the team was shortlisted to the final stage.

Key character areas within the overall masterplan were developed which would provide a design principle for similar areas within the scheme. These included, new public parks and linear parks that would incorporated play spaces, nature ponds and meadow grass lands. Public spaces around the existing canal frontage and commercial hotspots were developed to introduce community zones and focal points that were all linked by shared surfaces that promoted social interaction.

The adjacent Lea Park was also redesigned and a new path network that provided linkages to the surrounding areas as well as the new development were proposed. New nature areas, allocations for community allotments and multiuse games areas were incorporated allowing the park to become more functional for users.

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