Botanical glasshouse for Fleetwood Quays (GB)
Major redevelopment project for an old port in west of England
|Design||EdenParks - design & advice|
|Purpose||Chinese botanical garden|
Wyre dock development LTD is an investment company that has been asked by ABP, the owner of the port, to write a redevelopment plan. The goal is to transform this historic waterfront site still utilised by Fleetwood fish trading firms into a vibrant area where people can live, work, shop and recreate. This will benefit the town of Fleetwood.
The redevelopment plan with the name Fleetwood Quays will cover most of the existing property in ownership of Associated British Ports on land adjoining Wyre Dock and the Fish Dock – totalling 50 acres. This anticipates infill of Jubilee Quay to provide proximity with the town’s commercial centre.
“Gardens of China”
The plan includes four outstanding visitor attractions, hotel with themed restaurant and residential elements. One of the visitor attractions is a major botanic year round attraction which highlights the diversity of flora in different regions of China. EdenParks, part of Smiemans Projecten is approached for the design and construction of this botanical garden. The proposal in the plan is to build a large glass construction, in which several botanical gardens come. These are connected to each other by means of a treetop route.