Situated between Leicester Forest East and Enderby, New Lubbesthorpe is an ambitious project to develop a complete community, including 4,250 high quality new homes, two primary schools, a secondary school, as well as retail and business space. In keeping with its rural surroundings, New Lubbesthorpe will have some of the largest, most biodiverse and most attractive parks created in the wider urban area in the last 50 years; over 320 acres of parkland is to be provided within the scheme.
Creating a natural aesthetic for the site was very important and landscape architects FPCR Environment & Design have been involved in the project since its inception in 2008. They have provided planning, masterplanning, design and detail design services for the scheme. As part of their detailed work, they designed a large boardwalk to provide pedestrian access to the new homes and to make an impressive entrance feature for both residents and visitors.
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decking, with a smooth profile, was chosen to create the boardwalk, giving pedestrians the opportunity to walk over, or around the lake, adding a park-like aesthetic to the entrance of the site. The curved boardwalk also features wooden benches, so residents can stop and take in their surroundings.