Gabion Landscaping supporting True Colours charity in Wallsend project
With the help of BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build, the local community and businesses, a derelict Newcastle building and surroundings have been transformed to create a fully inclusive performing arts school for the charity, True Colours Theatre.
The True Colours charity which was founded in 2014 provides an inclusive theatre school for children and young people in the North East. Following continued growth expanding to providing classes to over 500 children per week, the charity had outgrown its existing space but gained the opportunity for a run-down building packed with potential.
Alongside the transformation of the building, the project was completed with a sensory garden. Enviromesh were proud to support the sensory garden build donating gabions to create long lasting furniture.
Gabion landscaping has grown in popularity due to the variety of applications and long lifespan. From freestanding walls and partitioning, gabions can be incorporated as part of extensive landscaping structures including water features, planters, firepits, steps and more.
As part of the BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build, Enviromesh gabions created bases for benches positioned alongside several enclosed bedding spaces to aid accessibility throughout the sensory garden for all ages. The bespoke designs were developed and delivered by the Enviromesh team featuring blocky stone to complement the natural look and feel which will develop over time as the garden flourishes.Gabion Landscaping