This site is a prominent arrival point at the junction of the St.Kilda foreshore shared trail, St.Kilda Baths, Pier Road and the St.Kilda pier with fantastic views across the bay and constantly changing scene as pedestrians come and go. City of Port Phillip’s brief was to make a number of upgrades to preserve an existing heritage sculpture and improve the overall presentation and functionality of the space, connecting logical activity nodes such as the Baths with the existing foreshore trail and better managing the movement of vehicles and pedestrians.
To assist with the delivery of the works, Papworth Davies prepared detailed design documentation for all aspects of the project including the hard paving, planting, site grading and demolition. The project was Landscape Architecture led and our designers co-ordinated a team of sub-consultants including civil and structural engineering, as well as suppliers of bespoke elements such as traffic control boom gates and electrical supply.
The finished gardens display coastal native plants and feature a number of new Coastal Banskia trees which contribute to the foreshore landscape character and provide welcome shelter for pedestrians as they walk through the space. The large feature basalt boulders were already located on the site and were incorporated into the design to line the pedestrian pathway.
A key objective for the project was to ensure the preparation of an accurate, thorough and well resolved set of documentation drawings so that the Tender and Construction phase of the work could be successfully implemented smoothly. The works were completed in early 2017 and the site is now open to the public.
- Landscape Documentation
- Parks & Open Space