Angelfield, Hope University, Liverpool
At the heart of the Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus is Angel Field, a magnificent 21st century Renaissance garden, planted in order to provide a place of beauty and serenity for contemplation and study. The final piece in the redevelopment of the campus, its fountains, performance amphitheatre, angel statue and beautiful, quiet reflective spaces are an oasis in the heart of the city. The garden is named after the Angel Field farm which once occupied the site and was run by Jesuit priests from St Francis Xavier’s church. The garden is the idea of the University’s Vice-Chancellor & Rector, Professor Gerald Pillay. Angel Field was designed by Liverpool firm, BCA Landscape who worked closely with Hardscape who supplied the Dietfurt Limestone, Mist Granite slabs and kerbs and produced Artscape carved, etched and inlayed lettering throughout the scheme. With the garden, the University has set a public place of beauty into one of the poorest wards in the country. It is hoped it will start a regeneration of the spirit, as well as the fabric of the area.