Engaged by Foodstuffs South Island Ltd in 2010, r+m was asked to prepare and evaluate the landscape, visual, and urban effects on the Frankton Flats of this large-scale development. r+m provided evidence for Council hearings and the Environment Court throughout the consent process.
Their site design was aimed at integrating the beauty of the surrounding Remarkables mountain range. The distinctive regional feature was emphasized by native vegetation and local materials used throughout the site. The use of native plant species has been balanced by the use of exotic plants to maintain the region's iconic seasonal colour.
The landscape design of the adjacent Mitre 10 Mega site was also provided by r+m. This has made it possible to develop two public spaces with high amenities, which are connected by a generous pedestrian link.
Note: The top left and bottom images are photos of r+m's design work on the Mitre 10 Mega site.