The practice provides landscape consultancy services from feasibility and impact assessments through to detailed design and operations on site. We specialise in leisure and commercial development but have experience in other sectors such as residential and retail.
Our philosophy has been to build long-term relationships with clients and consultants, working together on projects as part of a team.
The aim always is to provide a friendly, professional service to add value through our experience and effective communication, to deliver the best possible service to our clients.
ADP has been working in the leisure industry for the last 25 years for large leisure operators as well as privately owned parks and hotels. As a practice we can offer expert advice to assist in securing planning permission, develop concept and detailed proposals, and oversee their implementation. We oversee developments for caravan and lodge sites of all sizes throughout the country which are typically built between November and April.
A former adventure play park has been transformed into a luxury lodge development. Planning permission was secured in 2015 and there have been 3 phases of development, the last of which was Meadow Retreat where wildflower meadows and water features provide the setting for lodges.
Client: Charteroak Estates
Hafan y Môr Holiday Park
The central facilities at Hafan y Môr Holiday Park were redeveloped in 2019 which included the creation of an owners’ lakeside leisure garden area. The gardens have proved to be very popular and the hard and soft landscaping provides an attractive setting for a variety of activities.
Location: Hafan y Môr, nr. Abersoch
Nestled in the Mendip Hills, Cheddar Woods is a lodge park development that has been redeveloped from a former tenting and touring park. Lodges are situated amongst mature, established trees and enhanced with extensive new areas of native tree and structure planting. Amenity shrubs and herbaceous specimens provide interest to the core of the site and around the lodges themselves.
Location: Somerset, UK
Cricket St. Thomas
A previously run down storage and animal pen area of a hotel has been transformed into two secluded courtyards.
Topiary provides statement planting, among the espalier shrubs which are underplanted with an array of herbaceous species to provide an impressive colour display.
Client: Warner Leisure
ADP have established working relationships with a number of architectural practices where we work as a team to contribute to site development and implementation for public realm, warehouse and retail projects.
We are currently working on several developments in the midlands and south west to secure planning permission for redevelopment.
Project Medius - Leicester
The redevelopment of a run down area close to Leicester city centre provides the setting for new offices, hotels and Leicester’s former Great Central Station. The station provided inspiration for aspects of the design.
Client: Charles Street Buldings
Budget: £1.25 million
Location: Leicester City Centre
Development of a state of the art National HQ building for the Police Federation incorporated high quality hard and soft landscape treatments to provide an appropriate setting for a landmark building.
Client: Police Federation
Costco - Stevenage
Stevenage warehouse was completed in July 2019, contained within a listed building incorporating feature lighting within landscape infrastructure planting.
Client: Costco Wholesale UK
Costco - Derby
Costco have been installing petrol stations alongside their warehouses and, as with their warehouses, there is a long standing commitment to landscape infrastructure.
ADP first started designing and building adventure golf courses around 15 years ago as part of large facilities on holiday parks, however, over the years the focus has shifted to private independent projects and golf course enhancement. Each of our courses are bespoke and designed to clients requirements.
The adventure golf course at Devon Cliffs was created in an area of open green amenity grassland with fantastic sea views. Level changes were introduced to create an undulating course, with a water cascade focal point and stream throughout.
Hafan y Môr
As part of a major amenities and facilities building redevelopment, an adventure golf course was introduced in an area of former hardstanding. Local stone walls characteristic of the north Wales area were used to create obstacles and articulate the course with semi mature soft landscaping
Ravenmeadow Golf Club approached ADP to design an adventure golf course with a jungle theme to provide an additional revenue stream through the winter. Located in Green Belt, the course was subject to a planning application but since opening in 2018 is thriving.
Client: Ravenmeadow Golf Club
Perton Golf Club
The adventure golf course at Perton Golf Club is currently under construction, but central to its design is a natural water feature and semi mature landscaping, as well as a dinosaur theme.
The course is due to open this Spring.
Client: Perton Golf Club
ADP are currently working on numerous landscape and visual impact assessments for applications to secure planning permission for numerous large scale housing and leisure development. The practice can add value and advice to optimise development opportunities in the area of landscape importance and environmentally sensitive areas.
Hafan y Môr Holiday Park
A Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment has been prepared as part of a wider Environmental Impact Assessment process. The assessment was undertaken to support the proposed expansion and enhancement of Hafan y Môr Holiday Park
Budget: £12 million
Location: Hafan y Môr, nr. Abersoch
Trearddur Bay Hotel
A landscape and visual impact assessment was undertaken to ensure that the extension of the Trearddur Bay Hotel was integrated into the surrounding landscape.
The Hotel extension involved a crescent of garden rooms and annex accommodation on a coastal site within a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Client: Trearddur Bay Hotel
Budget: £5 million
A Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment has been prepared to support the proposed redevelopment of an established holiday park.
Site planning was guided by the LVIA and Landscape Masterplan requirements.
Client: Darwin Leisure
Budget: £7.5 million
The proposed design for the redevelopment of Medmerry Park Holiday Village has been the result of a multidisciplinary exercise, taking into account visual impact, flood defence and ecological mitigation.
ADP has led the masterplanning, balancing these elements and the commercial needs of the park.
Client: Latham Trust
Budget: £30 million
ADP are currently working with a number of house builders to provide schemes for show homes and discharge planning obligations to facilitate new housing developments.
We designed and implemented a soft landscape scheme for Metis Homes on the site of a former railway station yard. Metis went on to be crowned ‘Best Small House Builder’ at the ‘What House?’ Awards 2017.
Client: Metis Homes
The development at Catherine’s Walk involved the design of hard landscape surface finishes and the implementation of a semi mature landscape for a small amount of exclusive homes in Guildford.
Client: Metis Homes
Proposed housing development in Hereford where site plans and design were led by landscape appraisal work.
Client: Private Client
Budget: £1.5 million
Click through to find out what has been happening on site and behind the scenes in the design process
Newly Appointed Project
ADP has recently been appointed to design a 36 hole adventure golf course in the Midlands with an Aztec theme – watch this space!
You may also remember Perton Golf Club was under construction – take a look at the adventure golf section for the finished article.
Perran Sands Holiday Park
The creation of a community on the edge of an SAC where traditional planting is less in keeping was a challenge, however, after planting dune grasses and wildflower mixes, results one year on have been well received.
ADP has been involved in the submission and detailing of proposals for the redevelopment of Medmerry Park on the south coast. Here integration of sea defences have been illustrated in visualisations.
ADP have been working on a number of sites in National Parks, looking at reduced traffic within the development, resulting in more pedestrian friendly environments where nature and green space prevail.
Lake District Scrapes
Since the autumn have been busy overseeing the implementation of some ecological scrapes at a site in the Lake District.
For those who may be wondering, scrapes are shallow depressions with gently sloping edges, which seasonally hold water. They create wet features which can support invertebrates and provide important feeding areas for breeding wading birds
Braintree Housing Site Appraisal
ADP were part of a multidisciplinary team that were successful in allowing an appeal for 250 houses on the edge of Braintree.
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