This project is a great example of CEC’s ecologists and landscape architects working together to deliver successful project results. A dovetailed approach ensured a smooth communication and working process; eliminating problems that can sometimes arise with accountability and breakdown of responsibilities in multi-disciplinary projects such as this.
The Brunel and Carlyon buildings were part of a £6million redevelopment of two of Cornwall College’s sites in the west of the county. The buildings now accommodate classrooms, offices and external breakout space.
Our initial phase 1 habitat survey was undertaken in 2011 to ascertain the baseline conditions, which fed into development of planting proposals and specifications. These proposals were assessed to ascertain the BREEAM points that would be achieved through delivery. CEC delivered the full breadth of professional consultancy services through the entirety of this process.
Aside from maximising the BREEAM points received, CEC’s approach ensured that the proposals will provide a scheme that’s practical to maintain, sits comfortably within the college landscape, and enhances the setting of the new buildings for the benefit of staff, students and wildlife.