Project implementation

  • Managing capital programmes of community-based landscape, open space and urban design implementation schemes at Southampton City Council and at New Forest District Council
  • Managing individual projects and guiding team members on their own projects, from inception to completion and handover, through brief writing, feasibility, budget setting, design, procurement, and contract stages
  • Developing and managing relationships with clients (often town and parish councils) and other stakeholders and local community groups

Examples of projects include:

 

Open space

  • New Milton town centre performance pavilion, an unusual and striking feature of the park, commissioned through design competition, providing opportunities for outdoor music and drama. Completed 2013
  • Vision and Masterplan for New Milton Recreation Ground - following local consultation and as part of ongoing dialogue with the town council, the vision plan for this important park in the town centre, providing a framework and strategy for future development of its full amenity potential, was produced and adopted in 2011
  • Challenger Way ‘Orchard Park’ ‘this open space scheme in Dibden Purlieu provided a combination of natural and structured play opportunities together with biodiversity enhancement. Completed 2010

Urban design and regeneration

  • Ringwood Gateway Square, a new public square at The Furlong in the town centre complementing the new civic office building constructed at the same time, enlivening what was previously a dingy and uninviting space. It has proved very popular with residents and visitors alike. Completed 2012
  • Water Lane Triangle ‘this scheme involved the reconfiguration of a busy junction in Totton town centre to provide a more pedestrian-friendly environment and recreate an element of green space. Completed 2009
  • New Milton town centre regeneration (Station Road) ‘partnership project involving the county district and town councils, together with the New Milton Town Partnership. Financially supported by SEEDA. Implemented in phases 2005-2007

Waterfront

  • Hythe Promenade ‘a much-needed upgrade of this central waterfront in Hythe, implemented as a partnership between parish, district and county councils. Hugely popular with the local community and now very well used indeed. Completed in 2006 (LGN Street Design Award 2007; Civic Trust Commendation 2008)
  • The Promenade, Milford-on-Sea ‘a simple but elegant upgrade of this open seafront promenade. Completed 2005

Historic environment

  • Listed Building restoration at the former Royal Naval Armaments Depot, on the Marchwood waterfront, in partnership with Marchwood Yacht Club. The buildings and the whole site are of great historical significance ‘this was the Royal Navy’s primary site for storage and management of munitions for most of the nineteenth century and the site remained operational until 1961. The restoration project involved extensive research and negotiation, with a detailed legal agreement to define suitable contractual and financial arrangements that protected the interests of all parties. Completed 2014

Housing

  • North Milton Estate, New Milton - combined housing new build and environmental enhancement project. Planning permission for main build obtained and Phase 1 environmental works completed 2014

Recreation

  • New Milton town centre skate park, a bespoke design that drew upon extensive dialogue with not only the local skaters and BMXers but also the wider population of the town, to ensure the facility would be welcomed by the whole community not just by the young people. Completed 2015
  • Bartley Park Skatepark, Totton. Major recreational scheme implemented by the district council in partnership with the local community and town council, which became a highly popular regional centre for skaters and BMXers. Sensitive planning issues had to be resolved prior to permission being granted. Completed 1999