• California Country Park sketch

Project Details

Client: Wokingham Borough Council

Location: Finchampsted, Wokingham.

Status: Anticipated Completion November 2019

Size: 3.5 hectares.

Lead Designer and Principal Designer: ASA Landscape Architects

Main Contractor: P.T. Contractors

Sub-Consultants: Elementa Consulting, Glanville Group, Ridge and Partners.

Project Team

Anthony Stiff
Anthony Stiff
Veronica Flemming
Veronica Flemming

Project Name:

California Country Park

Project Description:

Covering 3.5 hectares, ASA have worked with WBC over several years to carry out feasibility, concept development as well as planning applications in support of the re-design of the café area and car parking provision at California Country Park.

ASA Landscape Architects coordinated input from sub-consultants to successfully tender and implement the construction drawings on site delivering; over 260 no. parking spaces, 84 semi-mature trees, 1420 hedgerow plants, a new pedestrian and vehicular circulation route, as well as a new rising main, foul water storage, electrical supply and EV Charge points.

We also designed and implemented a contemporary and attractive outdoor terrace area, complete with a retractable and lit pergola to provide alfresco dining space for the café. The soft landscape scheme consisting of native and species beneficial to UK fauna, providing a degree of seclusion to diners, whilst contributing to on site biodiversity.

We hope that this infrastructure upgrade will increase visitor numbers and will preserve the legacy of this much-loved country park for future generations.