OneSteel operate a number of recycling facilities across Melbourne. As part of a proposed upgrade to the facility building, Papworth Davies were asked to develop landscape solutions for the external stockpile storage area at their site in Somerton. The project involved a review of site drainage with the objective of directing storm water run-off from the large central stockpile area to a proposed water retarding basin in the corner of the site, via a network of planted swales. The swales were incorporated into the broader grading scheme along the site frontage to achieve the appropriate embankment grades necessary to sustain new tree and understory planting.
The planted frontage is envisaged as a significant improvement to the overall presentation of the site whilst assisting to mitigate views into the recycling facility. Throughout the design process, our team worked closely with the client and Civil Engineer to co-ordinate the proposed landscape concept with adjoining infrastructure works. Importantly, the final scheme reflected a Landscape Architectural approach, where the grading of the site balanced the intended functional uses of the recycling plant with the design requirements necessary to ensure best practice water management and sustainable revegetation.
- Landscape Concept
- Landscape Infrastructure
- Waterways & Wetlands