Phil Allen Design are currently designing a series of public realm spaces for a new commercial development in Hampshire. Based on outdoor rooms, the design includes a Formal Garden as part of the arrival sequence consisting of retained mature trees and a network of stepping stone paths connecting the entrance to the surrounding areas.
A Woodland Garden is a formal ceremonial space, framed by wall corten steel planters and silver birch trees with a central sculpture. Next to this is a Courtyard Garden which is the main usable public space for the development. It consists of a wrap around tree frame with pergolas set around a rectangular path. The space is centred around a stone sculpture.
Lastly, a Secret Garden is tucked behind the building and consists of a large stone plinth seat set amongst clay pavers and ornamental grasses.