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
Wynne Williams Associates has been working with Kier Construction on a new three and a half storey secondary school building at Bitterne Park School since 2015. The project is well under way on site with the build phase planned to complete this spring.
The EFA-funded scheme is part of a programme of expansion of secondary school places in Southampton which will see the school grow from 1,500 to 1,800 pupils. The school have continued to occupy their existing building while the new one has been constructed. Once they move in summer 2017 the old building will be demolished and a new sports pitch built in its place. This allows a clean transition, as well as providing them with up to date teaching facilities and sports provision. Read more
Work has just begun on a major scheme of renovation and improvement to Hunstanton Heritage Gardens. Wynne-Willliams Associates have worked with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk for over a year on the scheme and we are now looking forward to seeing the vision for the site realised. Read more
This year our office Christmas outing started with us being locked in a room having been given a one hour deadline for solving a problem. A bit like some days at work in a landscape architecture office perhaps – except for the locking in bit! This was Cluequest: a set of puzzles to be solved to complete a task and find how to unlock our room again. We all enjoyed it a lot, and the mental exercise gave us a healthy appetite for our Christmas meal that evening at the German Gymnasium restaurant near Kings Cross, London.
We’ve just got our Christmas tree at the office. And, as is a tradition, it is the most recent recruit who gets the task of decorating it! Here is Bobby Browne, who joined us this summer, standing proud by his handiwork. Read more
The Ermine Street Church Academy opened to pupils for the first time at the start of the new school year. Ermine Street is a new build school in Huntingdon for Cambridgeshire County Council. Wynne-Williams Associates were the landscape architects responsible for the design of the school’s outdoor spaces from car parking to nursery school gardens. Read more
In October we welcomed a group of landscape and garden design degree students from Writtle University College, Chelmsford, to the offices of Wynne-Williams Associates. We have a close relationship with the College and we appreciate these opportunities to meet new landscape designers and to contribute to their course. (A quick look at our People page will show that most of our team have either trained or lectured at the College and Gill Wynne-Williams chairs the College’s Landscape Institute Accreditation Committee.) Read more
Wynne-Williams Associates are part of the Kier Construction team who have won the contract for a major school and community development at Beaulieu Park in Chelmsford.
The vision for Beaulieu Park is
“to create a vibrant new community, rich with inspirational architecture, attractive landscapes, useful amenities and more. To create a beautiful place that people will love for generations to come.”