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Osprey Quay

Portland, Dorset, UK

Osprey Quay is a former Royal Navy air station, in Portland Dorset, which hosted the sailing facilities for the 2012 Olympic Games. Grant Associates worked with SWRDA as landscape design consultants for the mixed-use regeneration of Osprey Quay.

The landscape strategy encourages use and enjoyment of the area by the public and provides a significant local ecological resource. In 2006, Osprey Quay was highly commended at the Flora Locale Planting for Biodiversity Awards, and won a special award at the Weymouth Civic Society annual awards.

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Design details:

1km long planted flood bund forms a bold visual edge to Osprey Quay, enhancing the ecological integrity of Portland Road and Chesil Beach

Seeds of local coastal wildflower species were collected and planted

A series of ‘Snugs’ – sheltered and comfortable seating spaces – have been installed along the waterfront promenade, set within a 200-metre linear strip of common reed planting

Colourful vitreous enamel panels set on curved gabion walls guide visitors and highlight site entrances

Information badges on the observation point provide facts and insight into the surrounding area

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Landscape Institute Awards
Best Large Scale Private Development
RIBA Stirling Prize
The Civic Trust Awards
Housing Design Awards
Overall Winner
CABE Building for Life Standards
Gold Award
Project Info
Cambridge Assessment
Eric Parry Architects
Ramboll, Max Fordham LLP
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