Natural Dimensions was appointed to design luxury grounds around a prestigious property in Cheshire. Natural Dimensions produced full tender documentation including technical drawings and an NBS specification, and supervised the construction contract. We also produced a design and access statement for the remodelled frontage. The majority of hard and soft works were completed in July 2020 with final completion in December 2020.
The design brief required significant remodelling of key spaces around the house to create a sense of arrival, a widened entrance, and exciting social spaces throughout the grounds. The frontage creates a completely new arrival experience and setting for the house and new outbuilding. To reduce the carbon footprint and instil a sense of age and character, much of the stone around the frontage is reclaimed and upcycled. Leading in from new stone gate pillars, the driveway is paved in Flemish style clay bricks which are laid in patterns to bring the eye to the house whilst expanding the sense of space. A large gravel area provides for parking away from the front of the main house. Additionally, charging points are mounted onto reused original stone gate posts. At the rear, the garden design provides enlarged outdoor spaces with firepit and barbeque areas. To create cohesion, clay bricks continue into the rear to link the spaces. Extensive new herbaceous borders surround the upper and lower lawns. A significant hardwood pergola structure and new fencing is located to divide the front and back, create its own space and link the two buildings on site with additional planting to complete the project. The scheme includes extensive creative lighting.