Bay Road Park Local Nature Reserve, Derry, Northern Ireland
2009 – 2019
What problem did it address?
Bay Road Park Local Nature Reserve is a 20ha former landfill site, which was closed in the 1970s, capped with soil and landscaped. However, when the Foyle Bridge was constructed over the site a decade later, it became a hotspot for anti-social behavior.
How did it do it?
Derry City & Strabane District Council took a long term approach to transformin...
St Andrew’s Park
A 44-hectare mixed use residential development with a large new urban park.
Planning for this urban extension started in 2008. Outline planning permission was granted in January 2012 for a mixed-use development on the former RAF Uxbridge Base.
Ground preparation started in 2012.
Infrastructure construction began in 2013 followed by house construction. House building is ongoing.
Grey to Green Sheffield (phase 1)
An innovative inner-city renewal scheme transforming 1.6 kilometres of road space into a linear green route for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.
Sheffield City Council proposed the work in 2013.
Construction of phase 1 started in 2014 and concluded in spring 2016.
Consultation on phase 2 ran from March – May 2018
Work on phase 2 began in May 2019 and is ongoing (completio...
Forth Valley Royal Hospital grounds and Larbert Woods
Restoration and promotion of active use of 70 ha of accessible woodland and greenspaces is providing multiple benefits to staff, patients and their families.
The brand-new hospital opened in 2011.
The NHS Forth Valley and the Green Exercise Partnership delivered the project. A part of the ‘NHS Greenspace Demonstration’ programme, it started in 2011.
The academic research took places ...
Retrofitting a sustainable urban drainage system, transforming the public realm with trees and planting and creating Wales’ first cycling street along National Cycle Network Route 8.
Feasibility study: 2012/13
Public Consultations: 2014 & 2015
Final Design: 2017
Grangetown, Cardiff city centre, Wales, UK
Greenwich Green Roof
Creating a 3,500 m2 accessible rooftop garden for people and nature on top of a commercial building.
A well-known furniture company announced its plans to build a new store in 2013. Construction on site started 4 years later, in November 2017.
The store opened in February 2019 already with seven small-scale green roof bike shelters. The green roof installation started in October 2018. The roof gard...