An office and community hub building led regeneration of a previously derelict area of Pontypridd Town Centre; the scheme reopens the river edge with riverside promenade and will extend the town centre with new civic and recreational public realm. Following planning approval earlier this year the development of these three landmark buildings adjacent to the River Taff, on the northern edge of the town centre, is progressing to the construction phase. In total the scheme looks to provide up to 14,693sqm of new floor space over a podium basement car park and servicing area. We are pleased to be providing public realm urban and landscape design services, and supporting ecology services, working closely with DarntonB3 and RCTCBC.
Plans for a new student accommodation block in the city centre have been recommended for approval by Cardiff City Council. Soltys Brewster’s landscape team delivered the planning stage public realm design for the scheme, incorporating a ‘Living Wall’ to create a landmark visual focus along one of Cardiff’s primary pedestrian and vehicular arteries, including significant new street trees, and hard and soft landscape design features for this challenging urban site.
The practice is pleased to be supporting Bellway Homes on two settlement expansion sites in Gloucestershire. Tutshill and Lydney sites are set in the sensitive landscape of the Forest of Dean and will provide much needed high quality housing for the area. The schemes aim to retain and enhance the existing habitat corridors and hedgerows of the greenfield sites with the addition of new habitats and open space to contribute to biodiversity and the local community's recreational resource. Soltys Brewster are providing landscape design and protected species services (including Badgers, Bats, & Dormice) to inform the discharge of planning conditions and the required licences.