• Client
    University of Essex
  • Location
    Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex

Our campus landscape management plan achieved a Green Flag Award for the University in 2017. We were subsequently commissioned to prepare a strategic landscape masterplan and design standards handbook for the campus.

Core to the strategy was the understanding of the relationship between Wivenhoe’s historic landscape, the iconic 20th century concrete architecture and bustling student life. The university is increasing its student population and enhancing education and research, therefore a carefully considered structure for growth was crucial.

By analysing the character and function of the campus we identified key routes and access points and potential areas for future campus development. A new sustainable transport hub and additional residential and academic provision were options considered. Discussions with the Grounds Team, Capital Development Team and senior managers at the University were crucial in completing the strategy.

The strategy aims helped us prepare a hierarchy of materials and street furniture for the design standards, ensuring that both the historic and contemporary faces of the campus are celebrated and enhanced for University life.


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