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Lardelli Park (Environmental Partnership)

Previous Experience: Project

The centerpiece of  a new community, Lardelli Park offers lakeside walks, playgrounds & picnic areas. A space for locals to relax, play and socialise.

CLIENT: Frasers Property


Sited on an area previously occupied by the Royal Rehabilitation Centre, Putney Hill is a medium density residential development with a mix of apartments, detached houses & semi-detached terraces.


Lardelli Park was conceived as the community centrepiece for the new residential community. At its heart a large lake creates a focal point and also captures and treats stormwater from the surrounding streets. The park includes a series of seating areas, BBQ / picnic area and a children's playground which uses both constructed and natural play elements.

This work was undertaken by Environmental Partnership NSW.

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Penrith City Park Urban Design Guidelines (CLOUSTON Associates)

Penrith City Council is planning for significant change to it’s CBD, transforming it from a low key, local precinct to a liveable, vibrant centre with a new residential population.

CLIENT: Penrith City Council


The idea of a new City Park at the heart of Penrith's center has evolved as a priority project for Council.


Whilst working for CLOUSTON Associates, Simon Hall developed a series of urban design principles and guidelines  that would assist Council and private land owners in achieving best practice outcomes through the successful interface between the public domain and development sites.


The guidelines were graphic and easy to understanding, providing flexibility for the new City Park precinct to evolve over time. Tasks also included the preparation of EOI documents, encouraging private developers to engage with the bigger picture urban design objectives in a positive way.  

This work was undertaken by Clouston Associates.

Milson Island Sports & Recreation (Environmental Partnership)

The landscape design sits lightly within this beautiful bushland setting

CLIENT: Communities NSW


Milson Island is located on the Hawkesbury River approximately 35km north of Sydney’s CBD. The island is owned by Communities NSW (an agency of the NSW government) who operate Sports and Recreation Centers across the state catering for various school, community & family groups. The Milson Island Center is the busiest in NSW, operating 365 days a year.


Whilst working with Environmental Partnership, Simon Hall undertook landscape design works relating to a new recreation hall, designed by architect’s Allen Jack & Cottier. The landscape design brief outlined the need for break out areas and outdoor learning spaces for large groups as well as the resolution of access and circulation requirements.


The site had a number of unique constraints & opportunities, including an ephemeral pond to the rear courtyard and expenses associated with transporting construction materials due to the sites unique location.

This work was undertaken by Environmental Partnership NSW.

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College Hall (Gillespies)

The transformation of an iconic 60’s modernist campus.

CLIENT: University of Leicester

LOCATION: Leicester, UK

SCOPE: Concept Design, Tender


College Hall is a quartet of Grade II-listed, brick, two to three-storey buildings about a mile from the main Leicester University campus. It was designed by Trevor Dannatt and Leslie Martin in 1957 and was for many years one of the University’s main halls of residence. Plans were revealed to convert the complex into a state-of the-art conference centre, which was carried through to completion in 2016.


College Hall boasts 117 en suite bedrooms as well as dining facilities, meeting rooms and a 150-seat lecture theatre. The site incorporates parking for 124 cars as well as bicycle parking and open courtyards. College Hall is next door to the Attenborough Arboretum which will provide for some lovely photographs when the venue is used for weddings.


Simon Hall became involved in the project while working for Gillespies following planning approval to developed the tender / construction package as well as working in a Contract support role for the client.


The local Council’s Heritage Officer was a regular visitor to site and helped guide the landscape design towards a subtle reinterpretation of the sites aesthetic. Although the budget for external works were limited, we were able to install many bespoke elements that reflected the elegant modernist style.

This work was undertaken by Gillespies (UK).

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Dyson HQ (Gillespies)

The aspiration for Dyson Malmesbury is to combine a rural character with the smart / formal qualities of contemporary corporate HQ, creating a hybrid ‘green plaza’ typology


LOCATION: Wiltshire, UK

Dyson is a successful global brand, renowned for their innovation and distinctive product designs. The design for the re-development of their HQ needed reflect this high quality brand. The landscape concept drew inspiration from the 
rural character of the site’s surrounding context. The aspiration for Dyson Malmesbury was to combine this rural character with the smart / formal qualities of contemporary corporate HQ, creating a hybrid ‘green plaza’ typology.

The inclusion of recreational / cafe facilities for staff provides further opportunities to create unique landscape spaces that are valued and highly activated.

Simon Hall whilst working for Gillespies, was the lead LA for this project, responsible for all aspects of design development and project management.

The project won South West & National RIBA awards in 2017.

This work was undertaken by Gillespies (UK).


Parramatta Noth Urban Transformation (CLOUSTON Associates)

Sited alongside the Parramatta River, Parramatt North is of State Significance due to it’s exceptional heritage value.

CLIENT: UrbanGrowth NSW

LOCATION: Parramatta, NSW

Simon Hall was the project lead for Landscape architecture (CLOUSTON Associates) & engineering services tasked with the design of preliminary concepts for new public domain spaces which will preserve the site’s existing parkland character, providing an appropriate setting to the significant collection of heritage buildings. An active and engaging public domain  is envisaged for Parramatta North with an emphasis on  the pedestrian / cycle experience. All proposals are subject to recommendations from detailed archaeological  field research and Conservation Management Plans.

This work was undertaken by Clouston Associates.

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