Our masterplan for enlarging and improving Springfield Park to deliver a living health campus has been approved by Liverpool City Council. Designed with landscape architects Turkington Martin, the transformed park will empower the local community to interact with nature to improve their quality of life.
Our client, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, located next to the park, identified a need and an opportunity to improve Springfield Park to support the health and wellbeing of the local community. Extensive research shows that access to nature greatly improves health outcomes, including reducing blood pressure and helping to combat depression.
The approved masterplan includes interactive woodland walks, public health activities such as growing food for the Children’s Hospital, and forest schools that aim to reconnect children with nature through outdoor learning.
The new Springfield Park has been designed through joint thinking with the local community, partner groups, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Liverpool City Council to bring the maximum possible benefit to all who live and work in the area.
Planning permission was granted on 11th December 2019 and follows the approval in November of our Community Cluster and Dewi Jones Buildings, also for Alder Hey.