We’re thrilled to share that we’ve been appointed to lead the landscape design for the delivery of Plant (formerly Mountbatten House), affectionately known as the ‘Hanging Gardens of Basingstoke’.
The iconic building and landscape are being updated to become a gold-standard modern office space targeting top-grade certifications of BREEAM Outstanding and International WELL Building Institute Platinum.
Plant was designed by Peter Foggo of Arup Associates’ Group 2, with the gardens designed by noted landscape designer and horticulturist James Russell. The project was completed in 1976. The terraced landscape gardens are the first example of their kind ever built in the UK. Both the building and landscape became Grade II Listed in 2015 for their uniqueness in the building design and the terraced, cascading roof gardens. It is regularly cited as one of the UK's 15 most important modern listed buildings.
The project is led by Longstock Capital and Mactaggart Family & Partners, with a professional team including Circle Development, C-Field Construction, Twelve Architects, Studio Knight Stokoe, Skelly & Couch, Scotch Partners, Whitby Wood, and Quod.
Completion is on target for July 2024.