Gloucestershire Estate
Location: Gloucestershire
Date: 2005 - 2006
Client: Private
J & L Gibbons were appointed as masterplanners to develop a luxury leisure and tourism vision to diversify this Gloucestershire estate, within the northern extent of the Cotswold Water Park . The vision was landscape led by enhancing its biodiversity, recreational and public access through the development of an integrated family country leisure complex. This included a clubhouse and spa within the existing house, holiday lodges, golf course and riding facility with enhanced nature conservation and the facility for clay pigeon shooting, walking, cycling, and boating, some facilities off and some on site, which contribute to the overall vision and objectives of the Water Park.

The broad objectives were to: Balance development, recreation and nature conservation; sustain current nature conservation value; provide appropriate public access; create a cohesive image for the park; promote the park for public enjoyment of appropriate countryside recreation, amenity and wildlife; create, conserve, manage wildlife habitats; provide community woodland for forest initiatives; pursue sustainable objectives; improve and maintain the countryside and its public rights of way; encourage the use of water and provide a public park or other public facility of an environmental, educational or recreational nature.

The Application Site covers approximately 79.2 hectares, comprising agricultural land, woodland, gardens, buildings and other non-agricultural areas. J & L Gibbons prepared the landscape masterplan and coordinated a diverse team of consultants; including Ecologists, Archaeologists, Architects as part of the preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment.
Credits:
Architect: Yiangou
Archaeology: Cotswold Archaeology
Ecology: Ecology Consultancy
EIA coordination: Peter Radmall Associates
Flood Risk: Peter Radmall Associates
Geology: Symes Associates
Transport: Buro Happold
Tree survey: CBA Trees

Photography: © Sarah Blee and J & L Gibbons