Nicholas Pearson Associates

Projects /
Fortescue Fields, Norton St. Philip, Somerset

Client:  Lochailort Investments Ltd; Bloor  Homes

Award: ‘What House?’ Silver Award for The Best Exterior Design and Silver Award for Best Brownfield Development

Location: Norton St Philip, Somerset

Fortescue Fields, Norton St Philip, Somerset is a high quality, mixed use residential development in a sensitive location on the edge of an existing conservation village.

The development, on former brownfield land,  comprises a mix of dwellings, together with a shop and office units, set within a compact site arrangement, with adjacent newly created public open space providing multi-functional benefits for recreation, habitat enhancements and sustainable drainage features.

The site includes a significant change of level together with a number of mature trees which provide a framing landscape for the development.

As part of multi-disciplinary team, we undertook landscape and visual appraisal and assessments, and provided strategic and detailed landscape designs taking the project through the planning process. Key issues included the design of a quality public realm which sought opportunities for using principles of ‘shared space’.

Following planning consent we have provided detailed landscape design inputs for tender and construction.