CASE STUDIES - Construction

Newcastle Upon Tyne City Centre Housing

Arthurs Hill, Wingrove Road and Croydon Road - Phases 1 & 2

Client: Newcastle City Council Neighbourhood Services

Consultant: City Design

Value: approx £4 million

Contract Period: 24 Months

This was an immensely succesful scheme and was awarded a National Considerate Constructors Award for 2009 and moved Brambledown into a new level of construction exclellence.

This scheme involved Brambledown undertaking complete External revitalisation work to every house frontage along several City Centre residential streets in Newcastle Upon Tyne's West End.

The works included:

  • Door and window replacements to every house
  • Brick wall demolition / rebuild
  • Roofing repairs to over 60 houses
  • Fencing & gate installation
  • Railings and copings to each house yard
  • Extensive block paving and concreting
  • Drainage installation and run off
  • Footpath reinstatemen
  • Rainwater goods
  • Redecoration
  • Stonework repairs
  • Rendering
  • Planting & Turfing.

Brambledown had to work closely with the local residents to ensure that they were carefully considered throughout the construction process. The sight of Brambledown vans were common throughout this area over the 24 month period and local residents were extremely complimentary about Brambledowns level of construction expertise with many writing directly to head office to thank us for our levels of consideration we showed whilst working in their private areas.

Traffic and pedestrian management was a major part of the construction phase of the scheme. These areas were often very busy with traffic and pedestrians during working hours. Brambledown worked with Newcastle City Council to ensure every element of health and safety criteria was met and that works could continue in a safe environment without disruption to the public. Brambledown also had to consider noise disruption and minimised the effect of this wherever possible.


CASE STUDIES - Hard Landscaping

Barnard Castle Skate Park

Barnard Castle Skate Park


The young people of Barnard Castle have been working towards a skate park for some time. The project involved laying a hard surface area suitable for skating and roller blading, fenced to match the existing multi-sports pitch adjacent to the proposed site and erect a skate park.


Central Focus, Meadowell, North Shields

Client: North Tyneside Council

Redevelopment of the Meadowell area of North Shields. The levels and walls create an amphitheatre effect, while the ‘Celtic Knot’ paving is a distinctive and unique feature. This project won a BALI National Landscape award for Hard Landscaping.

Chester-Le-Street Hospital

Chester-Le-Street Hospital

Client: Robertson Construction

Extensive Hard and soft Landscaping was provided by Brambledown for the new Chester-Le-Street hospital complex. The design also included the installation of ornate courtyard gardens (below) hidden away behind the hospitals main walls. These provided a relaxation area for patients of all ages at the hospital.
Car parking facilities were provided along with pathways, entrance facilities and planting throughout the grounds.

MSCP - St James Boulevard

MSCP - St James Boulevard

Client: Newcastle City Council

Consultant: Napper Architectural Design

Main Contractor: Shepherd Construction

Multi-level, multi-material paving, raised radius planter construction, electrical ducting installation, slot & surface drainage, steps and ramps, street trees, trees and shrubs and public footpath reinstatement.