There is an opportunity to establish a sense of a small pocket park/widening of pavement – enabling closer access to the walls.
A pattern of paving and planting, picking up the rhythm of the new building elevation serves to establish this sense of a place – perhaps a memory of the former St Benedict’s Lane.
A combination of existing trees and new planting along with interpretation to the wall on the west edge is complemented with screen planting to the east edge.
The courtyard contains a medieval lawn with grass and hard landscaping and orchard grouping.
A new fastigiate tree marks the south western entrance to the development – visually balancing the retained existing tree. Elements of planting mark the building entrance and reinforces this key gateway elevation.
Green elements break up the podium elevation on to the street.
A “focus” tree on top of the podium, catches the eye in views from the south east – signalling the south eastern approach/entrance.