August 11, 2022
NVB Landscape have recently received approval for a planning application and listed building consent for a new garden at Prior Park College, Bath. The site is highly sensitive, being one of the large Georgian houses and landscapes that form Bath’s World Heritage Designation. The space is currently a space at the school that is under-used and therefore ideal to become a space to support and improve the health and wellbeing of the students and staff. It compliments the adjacent building uses, which includes the Health & Wellbeing and Sixth Form Centres.
Three flexible spaces are defined for outdoor learning, socialising and more reflective and quiet conversations. The planting has been designed for biodiversity and particular interest in the academic year. The design is intended to contrast with the heritage setting to add to the storey of the landscape, using traditional timeless materials as well as recycled and locally sourced. There is also a focus on sustainable materials and drainage, including integration of permanent and seasonal springs.