Teesside International Nature Reserve
RLD acted as landscape architects for the masterplanning of the Teesside International Nature Reserve and designed the first phase new waterbodies in the Haverton Hill area of Stockton. Working for the Teesside Development Corporation, the concept was to create extensive, shallow excavations, which would then be flooded by the manipulation of the wider area’s drainage pattern. The first phase – undertaken in 1992 – now has a European designation as a bird habitat that is higher than the UK SSSI.
In 2002 another tranche of landform and landscape design was carried out by the practice: this is to enable the shaping and reclamation of Haverton Hole and its adjacent chemical waste.
• RLD’s responsibilities include:
- Landform design
- Planting proposals for reedbeds
- Plating proposals for scrubland
• The capital budget for landform and landscape works to the entire site is approximately £3.5 million.
• The value of RLD’s commissions to date is approximately £60,000.
• Masterplanning was begun in 1992 with the first implementation works taking place between 1993 and 1994. The latest phase of work commenced in 2002.
• The work was carried out from our Newcastle office.
• Work was carried out properly to the satisfaction of the client.
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