Union Square, Keele

The creation of a new events plaza at Keele University, including regenerated shop frontages, new pathways, street furniture, service diversions and associated hard and soft landscape works and detailing. We provided initial concept proposals for the events plaza and surrounding areas that were refined as the scheme progressed.

Key details

Project name

Union Square, Keele

Client

Keele University

Location

Keele, United Kingdom

Services provided 

Landscape architecture

Challenge

The works had to be undertaken without preventing pedestrian movement around the site, taking restrictions imposed by the academic calendar into consideration. This required careful planning by the design team and contractor.

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Solution

Paving designs for the events plaza were inspired by the existing paving ‘weave’ in front of the adjacent listed chapel. We liaised with English Heritage consultants over planter, hand rail and paving designs associated with the chapel.

We worked closely with an artist commissioned to produce a central sculpture for the events plaza and engineers to ensure the installation was fully integrated within the design.

We provided presentation plans for both public consultation and planning submission, as well as arboricultural method statements for carrying out work near to existing trees to discharge relevant planning conditions

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