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Parc y Strade

An exciting residential landscape design project to integrate with a modern housing development while insuring sustainability for wildlife.

This strategic site in South Wales was once home to the Llanelli Scarlets Rugby Football Club and was where Wales famously beat the All Blacks 9-3 in October 1972. The last game was played in October 2008 and, after a lengthy planning process, planning was finally approved in January 2012. Because of its experience and expertise in residential landscape design, Taylor Wimpey engaged Liz Lake Associates to develop a scheme that encompasses a former culverted water-course within a wildlife area which future residents could also enjoy. The site will eventually contain over 300 houses and flats many with views over open space or pocket parks making this a particularly attractive development.
Developing a cohesive landscape design was paramount in the design approach for the site. Working closely with the design team, a robust, spatially aware masterplan was developed based around a framework of open spaces and green route-ways. As part of the residential landscape architecture, the new watercourse is of particular importance creating an attractive setting to the new housing units and will become a haven for wildlife. Liz Lake Associates has also developed a detailed management proposal so the scheme will continue be kept in an appropriate manner, ensuring the site will be used by local residents and to develop as a sustainable landscape.
The landscape proposals were worked up to detailed design stage and construction began in 2012 with completion expected in 2015. Liz Lake Associates has also developed a detailed management proposal so the scheme will continue to be kept in an appropriate manner, ensuring the site will be used by local residents and to develop as a sustainable landscape.
Liz Lake Associates took our brief and brilliantly translated it into usable space for residents and wildlife. Their depth of knowledge meant we could submit an excellent proposal.
Architect,Taylor Wimpey South Wales

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Project Location

Llanelli, Wales