Asda Superstore, Mosborough, Sheffield

Encon Associates were commissioned by Asda Walmart to carry out a full BS 5837 Tree Survey, produce landscape proposals to discharge planning conditions and carry out an Ecological Appraisal to maximise the BREEAM credits achievable under Land Use & Ecology.

Key Facts

Development Site Area: 3 hectares (7.5 acres)

Gross Floor Area: 80,000 sq ft

Services Provided: 

Contribution to Planning Consent: Reserved Matters application, including landscape proposals approved by Sheffield City Council

Contribution to BREEAM: LE0 3 - Ecological Enhancement

Key Environmental Facts: High ecological BREEAM score (8 out of 10 credits), existing mature trees retained, new landscaping to provide ecological enhancement and visual amenity for the site

Asda Sheffield

The Solution

 

Outline planning permission had previously been granted for the construction of a new 80,000 square foot retail food store with associated car parking, petrol filling station, landscaping and access road on a 7.5 acre industrial site in Mosborough, near the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire.  A "Reserved Matters" application was needed which meant that a detailed landscaping scheme had to be prepared and approved prior to commencement of work on site.  The presence of a number of mature trees meant that a BS 5837 Tree Survey was also required by the Council as well as the need for the development to achieve an overall BREEAM rating of "Very Good".

Encon Associates landscape architect and ecologist worked closely to assess the existing trees, appraise the ecology of the site and produce proposals that not only gained the highest possible BREEAM credits for ecological credits LE03 to LE06 but also met with the approval of Sheffield City Council to discharge the conditions of the planning approval.

The need to retain existing mature trees on site, provide ecological enhancement and produce practical urban design meant the client was able to engage Encon Associates to deal with all these aspects under one roof, rather than several consultants, which kept dialogue simple.

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