Influence developed the public realm design from concept to completion, working with the local authority’s internal project manager, design team and local stakeholders. To the rear of the building, a series of private gardens complement the community facilities while a ‘medicinal’ garden is visible from the GP surgery. Our landscape design achieved sustainability targets linked to the BREEAM Very Good rating, including native planting, ecological enhancements and the specification of A-rated materials.
The Lowford Centre has received plaudits and huge support from the community; the opening event attracted well over a thousand local residents. Eastleigh Borough Council is delighted with the outcome, expressing a desire to use the project as a guide for future community centre developments.
To find out more about the project, read our Lowford Centre case study.