Newcastle City Council
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Ouseburn Parks include four linked parks covering a two mile stretch of the Ouseburn Valley including Jesmond Dene, Coleman’s Field, Paddy Freeman’s Park, and Heaton and Armstrong Parks. The parks are steeped in history, provide a cherished green space for the city, and include 18 Listed Buildings and 3 Scheduled Monuments, as well as a Registered Park incorporating Lord and Lady Armstrong’s picturesque woodland garden.
Southern Green Ltd was appointed as the lead consultant of a multi-disciplinary team for the preparation of the Conservation Management Plan and Stage One and Two ‘Parks for People’ Heritage Lottery Funded bids, which were guided by extensive public consultation. Southern Green acted as Lead Designer and Contract Administrator for the parks contract and latterly became Project Manager for the project, which began on the ground in spring 2009 and was completed in 2011.
The project has since won numerous awards including a RIBA Award, a North East RICS Award and a Lord Mayors Design Award. The project was also Highly Commended at the Landscape Institute Awards in 2012.