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[ Blythe Valley Park ]

client:
Private developer
area of business:

Landscape Design

Landscape Management

Landscape Sciences

Urban Design

sector:

Commercial

Parks & Play

location:
Solihull, West Midlands

Blythe Valley Park is a joint development by the British Land Company Plc and Solihull MBC. Work began in 1998 and the park's landscape is still maturing.

Munro + Whitten developed the masterplan, with architects SGP, for a new 1.2 million sqft business park in the Greenbelt with 170 acres of countryside park. 

We were responsible for the design of the infrastructure landscape to the roads and plot edges and also the layout of the countryside park including the retention and improvement of the River Blythe SSSI and adjacent SINC. Woodland and damp meadows were retained and expanded to link with hedgerows and new meadows. 

We created a sustainable drainage system within this landscape which has been recognised by the Environment Agency as exemplar.

We administered the landscape contract over a 3 year period, produced the management plan and undertook subsequent monitoring.