Green disciplines share one space and one vision at James Blake Associates
Future Development will be focussed on creating workable Environmental Systems and that’s why James Blake Associates Ltd are multi-disciplinary: with landscape architects, landscape planners, urban designers, landscape managers, arboriculturists and ecologists: Hell yes – that’s a lot of greens on one plate!
As we have invested in our growing Arb & Eco teams so development is already becoming more focussed on more holistic environmental systems: Systems that bind together a wide range of aspects necessary to modern thinking developers wishing to maximise values: namely planning, building design, resource planning, ecology, green infrastructure, the creation of communities, health of people buying into new communities, sports and leisure; work and exercise.
Research shows investing in well-integrated green infrastructure (G.I.) raises house values achievable: Understanding the wider value of G.I. is more important still: Healthy developments sell: Increasingly we are finding studies into modern health issues lead back to the health and vitality of our environmental systems. Chronic conditions that were rare decades ago but are now so common, such as allergies, allergic asthma and skin issues, such as eczema are caused by weaker immunity – due to modern urban living failing to provide the early years exposure to the range of meadow bacteria that were standard in our closer historical association with animal husbandry or agriculture.
Creating sustainable, useful, playful, fitness orientated, cost effective G.I. is increasingly needing structural collaboration between the ‘Greens,’ to ensure multi-faceted, multi-use, complex and sustainable green spaces. Such spaces need to marry SUDS with Play, fitness with ecology and biodiversity, aesthetics and amenity with safety and access and accessibility; art with artefacts and street furniture.
That’s why one green leads to another: & ecological and environmental systems will demand a wider cross collaboration. James Blake Associates’ many green disciplines share one space and one vision for this reason: Come and see how we apply this vision and meet the team for your next move – your next scheme or your next appointment: Call James Blake on (01787) 248216
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