Our graduate landscape designer and part-time master’s student, Tom Johnson, recently attended a talk organised by RIBA to discuss the future role of green infrastructure in landscape design. The panel debate, held at the ALUK design studio in London, was part of the ‘Cities’ series which sought to explore solutions to the challenges that cities will face in the near future.
Two of our part time master’s students, Lucy Nicholls and Bobby Browne, have just returned from a study tour to Budapest with Writtle College. The four day tour included visits to the newly designed Lagymanyosi Bay Park, the Arboretum at Szent István University, the historic sites and diverse urban design in the city, and studying the relationship between the River Danube and surrounding city. The trip also provided a good opportunity to sample the famous thermal baths, food and drink of Budapest! Read more
Arboricultural staff at WWA have recently completed a Bat Awareness and Bat Scoping Training Day with Anglian Ecology. The one-day course involved both classroom study and on-site practical survey work and provided knowledge on bat species and habitats as well as bat foraging and commuting. Successful completion of this course enables them to undertake initial scoping surveys on all sites, and also secondary non-specialist surveys on non-development sites, as proposed by British Standard 8596:2015 Surveying for bats in trees and woodlands guide. Read more
In 2015 we won a tender to design the grounds of a new secondary tuition centre in Enfield. It is now getting near time for our design to be built – always an exciting point in a project.
Secondary Tuition Centres are for children who have either been excluded from their school or who are at risk of being so. Orchardside Centre is a new building on the site of a former plant nursery and garden centre on Bullsmoor Lane in Enfield. It is close to Capel Manor College, a nationally-famous horticultural college, and is in a conservation area. Read more