• 22.03.2019
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    BIM, Revit and Landscape – A Guide for the Perplexed

    At Anna French Associates, we have worked on a number of projects now where BIM (Building Information Modelling – Level 2 compliance) has been a design requirement. We have learnt a lot along the way. Autocad Revit is a popular BIM platform for design and documentation favoured by many Architects and Design Teams for building […]

    • 09.03.2019
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    Landscape Friends – I need your help! #landscapeforfuture is a campaign for landscape architects who want to show solidarity with the young people who are taking part in strikes across the world. We are in the fantastic position of having skills and knowledge that support the development of a greener future. There is a global […]

    • 31.05.2017
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    RIBA East Award 2017 – Modern Housing Scheme with Woodland Courtyard

    The Echoes, a modern local authority housing development on Seabrooke Rise in Essex, has been awarded an RIBA East Award 2017. We collaborated with Bell Phillips Architects on the landscape design for the courtyard and streetscape around the development. We used a mixture of native and non-native woodland plants and grasses to create this naturalistic […]

    • 10.05.2017
    • collaboration Residential

    Collaborating with Bell Phillips

    We have been published! A series of projects we worked on with Bell Phillips Architects have been featured in the Architect’s Journal. A link to the story is here: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/raising-the-game-bell-phillips-housing-in-thurrock/10018460.article

    • 09.02.2017
    • collaboration landscape Residential

    St Chad’s

    Having just visited Thurrock Council scheme, St Chads in Tilbury, built by Willmott Partnership Homes, we were pleased to see the planting looking so fantastic already.  We worked up designs for the soft landscaping, play area, swales and amenity space collaborating closely with Architects, Bell Phillips. We think this scheme has the wow factor and […]

    • 19.01.2017
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    London Shoreditch project – Galliard Homes

    Galliard Homes’, London Shoreditch project is nearing completion. Galliard’s project manager is very happy with the way the roof gardens have shaped up; they will give a bit of a wow factor to the development. He says it looks better in reality than it did from the drawings, which we’ll happily take as a compliment. Certainly […]

    • 21.07.2016
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    Urban Tree Planting – Our tips for success

    There is good evidence to suggest that trees are a great benefit to residential landscapes, for example house prices have been found to be markedly higher in areas with mature street trees. In the recently published Landscape Institute guidance ‘Profitable Places’, the chief executives of two well-known housing developers have been quoted championing the value […]

    • 21.06.2016
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    Courtyard garden shaping up for summer

    The newly planted gardens at Battersea Place are starting to fill out already having been planted a few weeks ago, the multi-stem birches and Amelanchiers are in leaf and the pink geraniums are in bloom. This soft woodland style planting scheme creates tranquil feel in the courtyard for the residents to enjoy. The planting consists […]

    • 26.05.2016
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    Derry Avenue wins RIBA East Award 2016

    Derry Avenue in Thurrock (now named Bruyn’s Court) has won an award, congratulations to Bell Phillips Architects for a well deserved win! The quality of the architectural design work in this residential scheme commissioned by Thurrock Council and built by Willmott Dixon Housing is clear from first glance so it is no surprise to us that […]

    • 26.05.2016
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    Seabrooke in Bloom

    Thank you to Bell Phillips Architects for sending us this lovely picture. Only planted this year, at the front of the development, it is already putting on a good show with plenty more to come. A beautiful building deserves some beautiful planting to go with it. The Salvia Caradonna’s dark purple spikes contrasts with the […]