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Ravenscraig Sports Centre

The site lies on the severely contaminated land of the disused Ravenscraig steel works. The client was keen to embrace the green process and deliver a sustainable urban drainage system on site.



CHALLENGE

The site lies on the severely contaminated land of the disused Ravenscraig steel works. The client was keen to embrace the green process and deliver a sustainable urban drainage system on site.  The levels of pollution meant that sensitive cut and fill operations and toxic resistant planting were needed. The budget for the landscape treatments was restricted.

INNOVATION

Working with a junior landscape architect at HOK, Anna Tennent acted as project manager for the delivery of landscape plans and statements for planning and the delivery of the associated specification for the integration into the final contract. The proposals for the landscape focused on integrating the dynamic building designed by Populous into the wider landscape by providing a framed vista to the adjacent parkland and higher ground.  The car park and external circulation were designed with sustainable urban drainage systems.

IMPACT

The sports centre opened in 2010

PROJECT FACTS

Project Type: Landscape Design, Regeneration
Location: Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date: 2007
Contract Value: £32 million (£420,000 landscape budget)

EXPERTISE

Landscape Architecture, Regeneration, Sustainable Design, Green Infrastructure, SUDS, Project Management, Partnership Working