Rolla Street in Salford was chosen due to the amount of construction taking place on the street and the amount of footfall from visitors, residents and workers. The street is home to the famous Eagle Inn pub which attracts a lot of tourists to the area.
Urban Vision’s landscape team came up with the solution to create a pop up park, the first moveable park in the north west. Our designers created a ‘mini-oasis’ with features that could easily be relocated fit into the size of a parking space. Elements of the design included road signage with plants bedded in them, trees that are in water cubes and wheelie bins with flowers growing out the top. Murals were installed on the walls of Greengate baths that are boarded up, and benches were installed around the pop up park intended for people to sit and enjoy the park life environment.
The project incorporated green infrastructure by using sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS). SuDS reduce flood risk and improve water quality by slowing down rainwater flow. Natural retention and infiltration is maximised so that runoff into drains and sewers is reduced.
Rolla street pop up park integrates a sustainable urban drainage system which stores the rain water that would usually run off the roof of the surrounding buildings into the road and channels it into the plants.
Urban Vision has been a valuable partner since we first formed the alliance. The partnership extension will provide further efficiency gains and more savings for the Council, without affecting service quality and performance.Jim Taylor Salford’s City Director
Given the speed at which the scheme was designed and has been constructed, the project has gone remarkably smoothly and this is largely due to the efforts of Urban Vision’s Landscape design teamCatriona Swanson, Salford City Council
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