Bolingbroke Park is located in Enfield, close to Cockfosters and is a former campus for Middlesex University. It is a unique site located on the boundary of Chase Side and Cat Hill, containing a variety of veteran oak trees and woodland belts on the periphery of the site as well as two ponds. The client proposal was to demolish the existing buildings and create a bespoke housing scheme befitting this strategic site.
Working closely with the client and design team, a landscape masterplan was developed to create a robust yet sensitive scheme responding to its immediate context and respecting the site’s natural existing features. The design features an integrated “trim trail” activity route, which links the site play areas with a pedestrian woodland walkNow approved, the design will retain and incorporate the existing woodland and trees of particular significance and also feature a re-modelled pond and a smaller receptor pond on the site boundary. It is anticipated that this site will link with the adjacent woodlands and park, creating a species-rich environment with enhanced biodiversity. The layout also respects the tree protection zones outlined by the arboriculturalist, helping to ensure the longevity and health of these retained trees within the site.