- Location: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
- Client: Blenheim Palace
- Year: 2019
- Sector: Historic
Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment of Blenheim Palace UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Rbmp were commissioned by Blenheim Palace a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with surrounding parkland designed by Capability Brown and John Vanbrugh and considered to be one of the greatest examples of the English Garden Movement, to undertake a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and prepare the illustrative masterplan of the proposed landform changes in the North Park area of the site as a result of dredging other areas of the historical site.
The detailed assessment provided recommendations as to how to conserve the historic landscape following the dredging of the Queen Pool and the upstream section of the Great Lake, below the Grand Bridge and the subsequent proposed landform changes to the North Park area with the addition of over 300,000m3 of silt.
As part of the assessment rbmp completed verified views from 21 different locations within the historic site, each chosen to specifically highlight how the land forming changes would affect the surrounding North Park area. Four views were prepared as AVR3 photorealistic montages in order to give an accurate portrayal of how the landform would look once complete. Recommendations were made within the report, including details of the species of plants and trees which would be required to maintain the consistency of the historic landscape within the North Park area of the site and mitigation measures in order to ensure a successful planning application.
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