Communal Gardens for Mixed-use Regeneration Project, Folkestone, Kent, UK
New shared garden spaces for mixed-use regeneration project
A really exciting opportunity to work again with a former client on a mixed-se regeneration project with communal garden spaces, for the refurbishment of offices and houses into new modern apartments.
This area is fast becoming a hub of excitement with regeneration in the form of housing and new and exciting restaurants. This new communal garden lies to the rear of the properties, which faces the parish church. Set in an idyllic setting, the brief is for a new communal garden with low-maintenance, easy to care for planting, as well as new entry points into the mixed-use development. Parking to the rear needs to be obscured as much as possible, while new planting layouts, bug hotels and wildlife planting will entice wildlife into the area, in particular pollinators and butterflies. The gardens are not seen from the roadside, and therefore offer an area of respite from the busy town. The history of the environment was a strong starting point when designing this space. Warm colours will unite the red brick of the building, while pleached trees will help block the windows to a neighbouring school. The use of Corten steel planters will also link the red brick of the building creating a cohesive look and feel.
The client’s other project for which we designed the gardens was for an exciting Farmhouse and outbuildings.
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