As you may have noticed, the landscaping around Catalyst has started to progress quite rapidly with lovely block work and planting going in near the main entrance.

The plans for the landscaping surrounding the building are vast and compliment the rest of the campus, incorporating lots of greenery, trees, shrubs and gardens. Below are the initial landscaping plans from our Landscape Gardeners, Milieu Landscape Design.


You can see outside the front of Catalyst we have the ‘Grand Lawn’, a raised lawn area with crossing points across the centre, and to the left of the entrance is an outdoor study garden.

The Great Lawn in progress
Landscaping near the main entrance

Around either side of Catalyst, we have two woodland areas; ‘Woodland Glade’ and ‘Woodland Garden’; the latter will have a raised deck walkway from the eastern campus to the building. Directly behind the building is a formal garden, ‘The Suffragette Garden’ with a central feature avenue and a variety of trees and shrubs.

To the right of Catalyst there will be an informal seating area with views out over the lake and if you approach Catalyst from Creative Edge and the main car park, you will find terrace steps leading up the canopy, which overhangs the building.

Landscaping near the main entrance
Landscaping near the main entrance

As you can see from some of the photos above, work on the landscaping has already started and this is due to step up a gear this week as access to the Wilson Centre (track side/Catalyst side) is closed for approx. 8 weeks.

Keep an eye on our social media accounts for progress photos and updates!

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