Evidence type: Delivery
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.
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.
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.