The Development Consent Order application for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has today been accepted for consideration by the Planning Inspectorate.
Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will create a new waterfront for Swansea, a focus for water-based activities and a visitor destination in its own right. The masterplan and landscape design for the site, by London 2012 Olympic Park designer LDA Design, creates a ‘Maritime Park’ between Swansea Bay’s beach to the west and Crymlyn Burrows to the east.
VentusAR is a tablet application which creates an instant 3D image of what a landscape would look like following planned development. It integrates proposed models using gravity sensors and GPS, which allows live, in-field visual assessment from any location and is set to transform the design and LVIA process.
Independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, LDA Design, has invested in VentusAR (Augmented Reality software), equipping each of its five offices with the means to visualise developments from the earliest stage of the design and Landscape and Visual Impact (LVIA) process.
Work on the £242 million redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire has started on site.
The redevelopment, led by Kier Construction, received planning permission in 2012 and includes 10 new wards – providing accommodation for 210 patients within a new secure environment. The design led by Oxford Architects with LDA Design will include a new entrance building, central facilities building, new gardens, recreation areas and extensive landscaping.
Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will create a new waterfront for Swansea, a focus for water-based activities and a visitor destination in its own right. The masterplan, design coordination and public realm design for the project, by London 2012 Olympic Park designer LDA Design, creates a ‘Maritime Park’ between Swansea Bay’s beach to the west and Crymlyn Burrows natural dune system to the east.
LDA Design’s masterplanning of the renewable energy lagoon includes sea and landside areas. On the seaward side, the work includes the establishment of new lagoon walls which will capture an area of water that will form the focus for a dynamic public realm, including new beaches, water sports, art and mariculture.