St Andrew’s Park

Summary 

A 44-hectare mixed use residential development with a large new urban park.

Timescale

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. Hous...

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Grey to Green Sheffield (phase 1)

Summary

An innovative inner-city renewal scheme transforming 1.6 kilometres of road space into a linear green route for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Timescale

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 ...

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Forth Valley Royal Hospital grounds and Larbert Woods

Summary 

Restoration and promotion of active use of 70 ha of accessible woodland and greenspaces is providing multiple benefits to staff, patients and their families.

Timescale 

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.

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Greener Grangetown

Summary

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.

Timescale

Feasibility study: 2012/13

Public Consultations: 2014 & 2015

Final Design: 2017

Construction: 2017/18

Completed: 2018

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Greenwich Green Roof

Summary

Creating a 3,500 m2 accessible rooftop garden for people and nature on top of a commercial building.

Timescale

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 instal...

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Connswater Community Greenway

Summary

Creation of 16km of foot and cycle paths resulting in a 9 km linear park combining flood alleviation work with Green Infrastructure investment to promote health and physical activity in East Belfast.

Timescale

EastSide Partnership conceived this Green Infrastructure project. Planning and preconstruction took from 2007-2013. Community engagement started in 2011. Belfast City Council...

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