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Bertha Park




Bertha Park, a 333Ha new settlement near Perth offering 3,000 homes, has been designed to compliment its rural surroundings with existing loch and woodlands playing an integral role. An ambitious green infrastructure masterplan weaves a network of green spaces through the settlement plan, and contains sustainable drainage, habitats, parklands, cycle and pedestrian paths, growing spaces and play, as well as serving visual and environmental shelter. Strong wooded connections are forged between existing mature woodlands, whilst the network of swales and wetland basins link to the existing ponds and water courses. Bounded by SAC tributary River Almond, with more than a third of the site to be retained as mature and ancient woodland, it will provide a remarkable setting for people to live, learn and work.

Bertha Park is the result of very close collaboration with AREA Urban Design, and is currently being developed on site by Springfield Housing.

Play landscape created within an old borrow pit

Central park design with rainwater ponds

Green Infrastructure Masterplan for Bertha Park

An exciting play landscape flows through the central park

The River Almond SAC has buffer woodlands retained and extended

The central park landscape gains shape in April 2019

The Crescent and rainwater pond

The Crescent and pond form the centrepiece of Bertha Park

Rainwater drainage plan (SUDS)