Landscape Design for Coin Street Co-operative in London Waterloo
A Moore Harrison Land Design initiative. The focus of this landscape design initiative was to analyse the underused front gardens of the Mulberry Housing Co-operative. The housing development is a terraced row of houses on Stamford Street in Waterloo. Design solutions were put forward as proposals to demonstrate how the gardens can be transformed into user friendly green spaces for the Co-operative tenants.
The front gardens were relatively small and disjointed and so the design looked to unite the tenants through making a single, more cohesive space from what was presently individual gardens. The design looked to introduce a sculptural element running through the gardens that gave a stronger identity to the space. This element tied in with the existing identity and ethos of that Co-operative. The design incorporated some raised planters, in which tenants could grow their own produce or ornamentals, as well as cloud pruned hedging. Practical consideration was given to tenants’ requirements for bin & recycling storage.