• 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 […]

    • 31.05.2017
    • Blog collaboration gardens landscape news Residential

    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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 21.06.2016
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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 […]

    • 04.04.2016
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    Winter Beauty at New Capital Quay

    We are very pleased to see the planting at New Capital Quay looking well-maintained and neat even during the winter months. During a recent trip to Greenwich we dropped by to see the landscape scheme that we detailed for construction interested to see how the planting had fared a year after completion. Our designs concentrated […]

    • 17.03.2016
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    Battersea Place – Landscape Works Underway

    Works are progressing well at Battersea Place. The walls around the perimeter are now being built and the beautiful sawn sandstone is on site ready to lay. We took on the construction design for this Bowles and Wyer scheme working with Vinci Construction, and we are proud to see it becoming a reality.

    • 28.01.2016
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    Works on site at Seabrooke Rise

    Planting has started at Seabrooke Rise. We are working in collaboration with Bell Phillips Architects on this new build housing scheme in Essex. The Alder trees are already looking beautiful!

    • 02.12.2014
    • Blog landscape news

    New Capital Quay, Greenwich – The Last Stage

    We are excited to see the final pieces of the jigsaw slotting into place at this innovative new development in Greenwich, South-East London – the largest project we have worked on to date.

    • 02.12.2014
    • Blog events landscape news

    St Chad’s, Tilbury – Challenges Met

    We have been fortunate to be working with Willmott Dixon and Bell Phillips on this flagship, 150-property residential development in Thurrock, Essex. The site is in a low-lying spot and the challenge has been to design a sustainable urban-drainage solution that fits these parameters; everyone has been digging deep, you could say!