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17-06-2013 17:30:10 in Project News by Aileen Shackell
We're really delighted that our scheme at Inwood Park in Hounslow where we acted as landscape architects for the consultancy PLAYLINK has won runner's up prize in the Children's Play category of the Street Design Awards for 2013  (run by Local Government News). We came second out of over 40 entries, and it seems the standard was very high, so this is a real boost for the whole team - not leas...

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17-04-2013 14:03:54 in Landscape Design by Aileen Shackell
Natural Play, OR, the Logs and Boulders School of Design: a plea to play designers Many of you will have come across and maybe used our document ‘Design for play: a guide to creating successful play spaces’, published by Play England and the DCMS in 2008. After 5 years it’s now beginning to look a bit out of date and we’re really pleased to say that Play England have com...

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13-12-2012 16:28:00 in Landscape Design by Aileen Shackell
This summer we completed our refurbishment of McKenna Green, a small courtyard area on a housing estate in the east end of London. Though a small area there were significant constraints which meant the budget was stretched to breaking point - very awkward changes in levels, difficult access, contaminated soil, the likely presence of old (Edwardian swimming pool!) foundations. However by July and j...

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19-11-2012 15:41:51 in Project News by Aileen Shackell
              If you're not familiar with the site, The Byes is a tranquil riverside park between Sidford and Sidmouth town centre. Many visitors to Sidmouth don't realise this hidden treasure exists, just ten minutes walk from the beach. All sorts of wildlife can be seen there, from kingfishers and dippers, to d...

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22-10-2012 14:21:53 in General by Aileen Shackell
    Five years ago I produced a new child, Aileen Shackell Associates…….the baby has grown up a bit now and though some days (months?) it seems rather sickly, on the whole I think the child probably will turn into an adult……….. Anyway: this month we’re celebrating our fifth anniversary with a brand new website which takes a fresh look at t...

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