Landscape Designers and Ecologists at CSA have combined to formulate proposals for Legacy Park which will form the centre piece for the redevelopment of the former Howe Barracks, Canterbury. CSA have worked closely with officers at Canterbury City Council to prepare detailed landscape proposals for the park which will provide an important recreational resource for new and existing residents of the city.
The former barracks occupy a plateau which overlooks the historic settlement of Canterbury and users of the park will enjoy spectacular views over the city and towards the Cathedral. The proposals will provide a network of informal and formal pedestrian and cycle routes which link the site to the city centre. Earthworks to the valley sides will provide terraced areas to enhance the recreational value of the site. A new sculptural viewing mound will be created to provide a focus for the park and new landscaping and habitat creation will create a rich and diverse landscape. Interpretation boards will describe the ecology and history of the site. A new focal play area will also be created which has been designed to complement the semi-natural setting of the park.