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TOWNSHEND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Address: 3A Zetland House, 5-25 Scrutton Street, London, EC2A 4HJ Telephone: +44 (0)20 7729 9333 Faxsimile +44 (0)20 7729 3300 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.townshendla.com

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CONTENTS: 01 Profile 02 Projects

Morelondon, London, UK Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London, UK Tower Place, London, UK Brindley Place, Birmingham, UK King's Cross Cental, London, UK Plaza of Nations, Vancouver, Canada Corvin Promenade, Budapest, Hungary Abu Dhabi Investment Council Head Quarters, UAE The Warren, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, UK Esplanade Quarter, St Helier, Jersey Carter Lane Quarter, St Pau;'s Cathedral, London, UK Chateau de Villandry, Loire Valley, France

03 Contact Information

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01 Profile

Established in 1988, Townshend Landscape Architects have considerable experience in creating places for people. Our ethos is to provide design-orientated solutions with a particular emphasis on an innovative approach which responds to the inherent qualities of a site. We work as an integrated team to ensure our designs inspire our clients, stakeholders and engage the community, which in turn can act as a catalyst for further regeneration and investment. The practice specialises in designing the landscape and public realm for inner city and urban locations which includes working on all aspects of a project from inception, local authority and public consultations, planning strategies, detailed design and the delivery of a project through construction and completion. Townshend Landscape Architects also have experience in the conservation and restoration of historic landscapes and gardens. Projects of note include Morelondon, a mixed use development including the GLA offices on the southern bank of the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, the design of the open spaces and infrastructure at Brindleyplace in Birmingham which went on to win a Civic Trust Award for the quality of its open spaces, Kings Cross Central master plan for the 72 acre brownfield site to the north of Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations and Bishops Square, Spitalfields public realm and roof terraces. More recently we have been working on the design for the public realm to the Esplanade Quarter in Jersey and The Warren, Royal Arsenal Development in Woolwich.

Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London

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01 Profile

International projects that Townshend Landscape Architects have worked on include the restoration of the historic gardens at Chateaux Villandry in the Loire Valley, France, Corvin Promenade, a new urban park in the centre of Budapest in Hungary and St Aubin, a masterplan for a new village in the Gers region in France. We are also part of the design team for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council's new headquarters forming the new gateway into Abu Dhabi, and have also recently been involved in the designing the public realm for several eco-masterplans which promote sustainable green design strategies. This has involved developing vertical landscapes and integrating the planting design into the building fabric, projects include the Plaza of Nations site in Vancouver. Townshend Landscape Architects are an award winning practice, our achievements include: 2000 Civic Trust Award - Central Square & Oozells Square, Brindley Place 2005 London Planning Awards, Best Built Project contributing to London's Future - Bishops Square, London 2007 London Planning Awards, The Mayor's Award for Excellence in Planning - King's Cross Central 2007 London Planning Awards, Best New Public Space - Bishops Square, London 2008 London Planning Awards, Best Built Project - Morelondon

Exhibition Project - Waterfront Eco-City, Rotterdam

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Services: Townshend Landscape Architects have had considerable experience in working as part of an integrated design team. We provide a full scope of services from project inception through to completion and has expertise in the following sectors:

Public Realm and Urban Design Landscape Design Environmental Planning Streetscape Design Commercial and Industrial Residential and Community Education and Health Care Cultural, Heritage and Restoration

Concept Design and Strategy

Masterplaning

Design and Access Statements

Public Consultations

Technical Drawings

Site Inspection - Hard Landscape

Collaborations: We are also working closely with specialist consultants Ben Hamilton-Baillie on streetscape and shared Space design; and Tim Gill on playspace design strategy who advise us on particular philosophies for various projects.

Site Inspection - Soft Landscape

Site Inspection - Roof Terraces

Completion

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02 Projects

Featured Projects: Morelondon, London, UK Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London, UK Tower Place, London, UK Brindley Place, Birmingham, UK King's Cross Cental, London, UK Plaza of Nations, Vancouver, Canada Corvin Promenade, Budapest, Hungary Abu Dhabi Investment Council Head Quarters, UAE The Warren, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, UK Esplanade Quarter, St Helier, Jersey Carter Lane Quarter, London, UK Chateau de Villandry, Loire Valley, France Other Projects: United Kingdom Albion Riverside, London Bankside 1,2,3, London Barbican Stretscape Strategy, London Barrier Park East, London Battersea Reach, London Bishops Square - Spitalfields, London Bluewater, Kent Brindleyplace, Birmingham Broadgate PSE, London Budenberg Haus Prjekte, Manchester Castle House, London Chatham Place, Reading Corby Academy Crawley Town Centre Ealing Academy, London Elizabeth House, London Esplanade Quarter, Jersey Ferensway, Hull Forbury Square, Reading Green Park, Reading King's Cross Central, London King Street Regeneration Project Lewisham Gateway, London London Academy, London Lots Road Power Station, London Montevetro, London Morelondon, London One Coleman Street, London Paternoster Square, London Preston Tithebarne Regeneration, Preston Ropemaker Place, London SA1 Swansea Waterfront, Swansea St Christopher's Place, London Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters, UAE Alrriyadh Tower, Saudi Arabia Al Asima, Kuwait City, Kuwait Akropolis, Sophia, Bulgaria Chateau de Villandry, Loire Valley, France Colosseum, Bucharest, Romania Corvin Promenade, Budapest, Hungary Diapazone, Moscow, Russia Hines Metropolitan, Warsaw, Poland Hotel Rossia, Moscow, Russia Khan Younis Hospital, Gaza Plaza of Nations, Vancourver, Canada St Aubin, France Telefonica, Madrid, Spain Waterfront Eco-city, Rotterdam, Netherlands International Tendring Hall, Suffolk Thames Valley Park, Reading The New Exchange, London The Warren, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London Thomas Deacon Academy, Peterborough Towerplace, London Westgate, Oxford

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MORELONDON, LONDON

Morelondon is situated on the south bank of the River Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. Townshend Landscape Architects were appointed as landscape architects for the project with a brief to create a place of individual character while retaining the flexibility to change as part of an evolving city. The masterplan has established a regenerated vibrant new city quarter on an area of land that has remained dormant for decades. The 3M sq ft of development includes offices, a 4 star hotel, supermarket, health club, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and a new home for the Unicorn Children's Theatre. The site was granted planning consent in 1999. The details of the design and use of materials seeks to ensure the public spaces create a sense of place, while also being sustainable and welcoming to all visitors and users. More than half of the site is accessible to the public and includes two large squares one of which is a similar size to Parliament Square, and a sunken amphitheatre that has already hosted several large public events. Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the development are complete and include City Hall overlooking the river.

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1. Performance in the `Scoop'

Performance in the `Scoop'

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Illustrative Public Realm Plan

2. Planting at More London

3. Children playing with the water table

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BISHOPS SQUARE, SPITALFIELDS, LONDON

Bishops Square is part of a regeneration programme for Spitalfields comprising of 1.6 hectares of public open space that includes two new squares and restored historic streets, pedestrian routes and Spitalfields Market. The aim was to create a place that met the aspirations of the local residential and business communities whilst allowing the market and retail to develop as a city wide destination. The design of the public realm responded to its context by opening up views towards Hawksmoors Christchurch and providing legible routes through the site and covered market area. At the heart of the proposals a major new public space accommodates an informal outdoor performance area for vibrant public events. The square has an ongoing programme of temporary art installations, that adds additional visual and cultural interest to the site. Areas of lush green planting with semi-mature trees are integrated with seating and a large reflecting water lily pool, providing areas for contemplation and relaxation.

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1. Roof terrace 1 4

3. Roof terrace

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Illustrative Public Realm Plan

2. Reflective water feature

4. Seating areas

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TOWER PLACE, LONDON

Tower Place is situated adjacent to the Tower of London on a site which is steeped in history. The design seeks to unify the building with the existing historic structures creating a distinctive, crisp modern green space which is recognisable in its own right, but which will be part of the eclectic City environment. The principle open space is covered by glass canopy designed by Foster and Partners, beneath which a composition of trees, sculptural stone benches and water features give the space a unique quality, seeking to reinforce the smooth transition between internal and external spaces.

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Planting areas

Benches with integrated water feature

View into the glass canopy

Steps with planting

Spring time

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BRINDLEY PLACE, BIRMINGHAM

Townshend Landscape Architects were appointed as lead consultants to design the open spaces and infrastructure for Brindleyplace as the result of winning a limited design competition. At the heart of the development are three principal squares, each with its own distinctive characteristics, reflecting the mood and anticipated usage of the surrounding area. The development is now complete and has established itself as a vibrant new quarter to Birmingham. The design incorporates major pieces of sculpture by Miles Davies and Paul de Monchaux as well as accommodating temporary exhibitions in conjunction with the Ikon Gallery.

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2 1 1. Main Square - Water feature 3. Oozells Square - Water feature

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Illustrative Public Realm Plan

2. Main Square - Kiosk and lawn area

4. Oozells Square - Cherry trees

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KING'S CROSS CENTRAL, LONDON

King's Cross Central is the redevelopment of 72 acres of redundant rail marshalling yards sandwiched between King's Cross and St Pancras Stations. It presents one of the most exciting and significant development and regeneration opportunities within the UK. The intention of the masterplan is to create a fully accessible and integrated piece of the city including a whole range of cultural, commercial and residential uses. Townshend Landscape Architects were appointed as a core member of the masterplan team to develop a scheme that will be a strong framework for future development. Outline planning permission was granted for the masterplan in April 2006. Since then, Townshend Landscape Architects have been appointed to develop the detailed design for the public realm for the first two phases of King's Cross Central, work on site commenced for the first phase in the summer of 2007.

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3 1 1. Cubitt Park Existing aerial phtot

Illustrative Public Realm Plan

2. View to Gas Holders

3. Granary

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PLAZA OF NATIONS, VANCOUVER

Townshend Landscape Architects were appointed to work on the masterplan with Llewellyn Davies Yeang for the public realm as part of a rezoning application to the former 86' World Expo site in Vancouver, Canada. The scheme proposes 7 towers ranging from 41 to 65 storeys for a mixed-use development totalling 278,732 sq.m of commercial and residential units. Through an ecological rationale the design promotes `eco-density' living by incorporating eco-technology systems and high level `sky gardens' walkways and green roofs. The proposals include a new cultural and entertainment space for performances, revitalisation to the waterfront and a new public green space over the retail podium levels. A main central square, located at the heart of the development, captures views out towards False Creak Bay and incorporates an amphitheatre with a floating platform hosting a range of programmed performances and concerts. A choreographed display of water fountains will arc through this space which will be traversed by paths responding to main desire lines.

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CORVIN PROMENADE, BUDAPEST

In 2006 Townshend Landscape Architects won a competition to design a high quality, linear park as a centre point to a major new development in the centre of Budapest. The nature of Corvin Promenade is defined by its physical form and the temporal elements that inhabit. It is the interplay between the two that will set the plan apart and create a visual spectacle. It is a space of civic proportions, a key interaction in the fabric of the City, which will have an influence wider that its physical environs acting as a catalyst for renewal and regeneration. They key elements are the lights, trees and water which when combined will attract activity and events generating a vibrant visual place. The size of the Promenade created by these elements provide opportunities to explore different characters, giving residents and visitors the chance to find places to match their mood diurnally and seasonally, as well as being a mechanism to lead people through the space.

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ABU DHABI INVESTMENT COUNCIL HEAD QUARTERS, UAE

Townshend Landscape Architects is part of the team that have won an international competition to design a landmark development for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council. The scheme is adjacent to Al Qurum beach and the buildings will act as a gateway to the city. The award winning design was unveiled at the 2008 MIPIM conference in France. The landscaped external spaces will include a palm reserve, water features and pedestrian routes, while sky gardens will be situated on the upper levels of the building. The design concept will be influenced by traditional Islamic patterns and the scheme aims to target accreditation of the LEED Gold Standard while providing an outstanding accommodation for over 2,000 employees. An area of 11,500 sqm will be transformed with a design that is consistent with the Emirates `2030 Development Plan'.

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THE WARREN, ROYAL ARSENAL, WOOLWICH, LONDON

The Warren, Royal Arsenal is a flagship project at the forefront of the wider Thames Gateway regeneration initiative. The project has transformed a derelict 76 acre site into a vibrant community which will provide affordable homes and commercial space including a hotel, bars and restaurants. The public realm is intended to maximise the visual prominence of the space by capturing views out towards the River Thames and provides a user friendly layout of recreation areas including a new park, several public squares courtyards and a designed streetscape. The design has responded to the influences of both natural and built forms and addresses the historical grain of the site while affording an area that can be enjoyed by all users. High quality and durable materials, finishes and furniture have been selected for the site to ensure longevity and attractiveness of the scheme. The result ensures an inclusive environment for both residents and businesses and establishes a clear identity for The Warren.

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THE ESPLANADE QUARTER, JERSEY

The Esplanade Quarter creates an opportunity to extend and improve the quality of the landscape and public realm by creating a series of new public spaces connecting St. Helier town centre to St Aubin's Bay. The design seeks to re-establish the character and vitality of the town as part of the ongoing improvements, allowing people to have the opportunity to enjoy and use a diverse set of new places that draw on the unique and special character the Island offers. The proposals include the creation of public squares, a winter garden and the reinstatement of the Jardin de la Mer, as well as network of pedestrian friendly streets connected to the development. In addition to the public realm, a range of living roofs will provide a green tapestry to the roofscape by enhancing the visual amenity and increasing the wildlife potential of the Quarter. The design for these roofs captures the tapestry of fields and valleys of the Jersey landscape which has been abstracted to create a unique feel for this development.

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CARTER LANE ENHANCEMENT PROJECT, LONDON

Townshend Landscape Architects were appointed by the City of London to develop a public realm and streetscape strategy for the Carter Lane Quarter of the City which lies to the south of St Paul's Cathedral. The project is part of the City of London's `Street Scene Challenge Initiative' and is being developed in partnership with Transport for London. The proposals include upgrading the existing Carter Lane Gardens to form a new space adjacent to the southern façade of the Cathedral, incorporating the new Information Centre designed by Make Architects. The design for the garden radiates from the Cathedral forming bands of seating, planting and lawn areas which surrounds a central plaza. The space will be used by the City of London for performances and events and will enhance the southern approach to the Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge. Through the application of shared space principles for the Carter Lane Quarter, conflicts between vehicular and pedestrians will be resolved to make the lanes and gardens safer whilst enhancing the unique character and quality of the streets without restricting access.

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CHATEAU VILLANDRY, LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE

Chateau de Villandry is situated in the Loire Valley 15 miles to the west of Tours. The last of the Renaissance chateaux built, it is the only one remaining with extensive gardens, part of which is the world famous `potager', which attracts in excess of 450,000 visitors a year. Townshend Landscape Architects were appointed to prepare a restoration strategy and programme which involved considerable research into both the history of the gardens and the way they were constructed, as well as exploring restoration techniques that allowed the garden to remain open at all times while the work was undertaken. Part of the strategy included a retraining programme for all the chateau staff who undertook much of the work, as well as providing information to the visitors during the restoration period.

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03 Contact Information

Townshend Landscape Architects 3A Zetland House 5-25 Scrutton Street London EC2A 4HJ Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)20 7729 9333 Fax: +44 (0)20 7729 3300

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