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Kildean Office Development

LocationStirling

ClientStirling Development Agency

StatusCompleted June 2022

This office development sits on the banks of the River Forth, and sets an exemplar benchmark as the first plot to be developed of the wider business park proposed at Kildean.

Strong and established landscape principles of specimen trees and hedge planting provide structure and a welcome consistency with the wider infrastructure landscape already in place, though it’s the detailed landscape design which really showcases the Client’s commitment to making this a destination workplace for the future - with wildlife; sustainable water management; and staff health and wellbeing all prioritised at the heart of this 7,000 square foot office development.

Permeable parking is paired with large bio-retention zones and wet meadow grass swales to address sustainable drainage across the site, with bio-retention areas filled with lush planting species selected specifically for good pollination and incorporating insect habitats and bumblebee boxes for bees to be introduced by the Tenant.

Staff wellbeing is a key consideration, with a series of outdoor garden ‘room’ spaces fulfilling a range of functions to complement the new workplace.

The outdoor café terrace overlooking the River is the perfect spot for lunch, a coffee meeting, or even as a more flexible event space; the kitchen garden provides a growing space for fragrant herbs and edibles; the outdoor gym (with associated app to build your own workout based on ability,) caters for fitness; alongside a nearby yoga lawn for early morning classes. A small seating area is also provided, semi-enclosed with lush planting providing a quiet area for reflection and headspace.

The development also incorporates cycle shelters to promote active travel to work, and an upgraded cycleway link between Drip Road and the nearby Pipe Bridge.

The project targets both BREEAM Excellent and a Building With Nature Full Award.

Pollinator friendly planting

Insect habitats created within bioretention areas

Benches, planter and lighting bollards

Kitchen garden area with pergola

Outdoor gym area

Permeable parking

Lush bioretention planting

Yoga lawn

Climbing plant details

Office building frontage