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Chavasse Park, Liverpool

Date: 2000 - 2008

Evidence type: Delivery

Organisations: Willerby Landscapes, Building Design Partnership, Grosvenor

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Description

Chavasse park is a 2.2ha park attached to the Liverpool 1 development. The park undulates, and rises up from 6.5m to 18m above sea level. The park is privately managed, and is part funded by the car park on which it sits.

 

Chavasse Park was recently highly commended by the Landscape Institute at the 2009 Landscape Awards.

Key Messages

To prevent flooding of the car park located underneath the park, slow percolation is encouraged.

Laser-cut polystyrene blocks occupy space between the car park and the substrate, above this there is a light expanded clay capable of retaining and slowly discharging water, overtopped with a sand-based subsoil and manufactured topsoil.

Green infrastructure type
Parks and public gardens
Climate change role/function
Managing surface water

Since evapotranspiration reduces in times of drought, the park has been designed to attenuate rainwater onsite.

Specially constructed cells and a water harvesting tank retain water onsite to irrigate the park in periods of drought so it can continue to cool the city air.

Green infrastructure type
Parks and public gardens
Climate change role/function
Managing high temperatures; Managing surface water
Document Analysis

Complete

Level of document
Local
Geographical area to which document refers
Liverpool
Is 'green infrastructure' mentioned?
No
Relevant to climate change...
Adaptation
Is it relevant to other (non-climate change) benefits of green infrastructure?
Yes
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