North London centre uses landscape and architecture to stimulate senses

B|D wins planning permission for cerebral palsy school

B|D landscape architect, working with architects PH+, has won planning permission for an extension to the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Haringey, north London.

The extension is committed to stimulating the senses through sounds, smells, light and texture; in the landscape this means elements such as a sensory roof terrace, mud kitchens in natural woodland play spaces while a timber walkway, which wraps around the building, becomes a playable xylophone. Children will also have growing gardens, a dragon mound, and an amphitheatre.

The building extension, designed by PH+ architects, will feature a hydrotherapy pool, extra classrooms, meeting rooms and a parent hub.

Jo Honigmann, chief executive of LCCCP, said: ‘The new centre will be a vibrant and harmonious space, the perfect new home for our expanding services and life-changing work.  Its fusion of science and nature complements the work of conductive education, where the body’s natural ability to learn is supported through specific, practical techniques.’

Also at B|D Landscape Architects, Holly Birtles has been promoted to associate landscape architect and Helen Kirk has been promoted to senior landscape architect.

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