Commissioned by West Sussex County Council, Lizard Landscape Design and Ecology prepared a landscape and ecological design strategy for the development and construction of a new secondary school building, sports hall, carpark and hard and soft play areas.
Based upon the scheme proposals for the development, the landscape and ecological enhancement measures have been designed and specified with the aim of enhancing species and bio-diversity within the development site in line with the aspirations of the BREEAM land use and ecology credits.
Existing trees on the site have been enclosed and protected with fencing, and where appropriate, no dig permeable paving has been implemented. The use of native tree shrub, and hedgerow to the site boundaries and flowering shrub and climber species within the school grounds encourage invertebrates, birds, and bats to the site area.
The western sector of the development is devoted to hard and soft play areas and MUGA hard play area. The area features cycle storage, and canopy covered seating/meeting areas. All hard play areas are edged with tree lines, flowering shrubs and native wildflower grass which encourage habitats for wildlife, and enhance the visual amenity of the development.