Q&A with Joe Taylor
What do Octagon think is the role of green space in new developments? This could be both individual spaces, communal gardens/parkland or public realm.
Green space is absolutely vital in new developments, whether in one of our individual homes or larger developments and schemes, it plays a different role every time. Some require opulence and grandeur, while others want something a little more understated.
I believe the landscaping is just as important as the homes themselves, and at Octagon, we like to take a ‘less is more’ approach. We are renowned making the most of our garden spaces and generous landscaping – it’s about the quality of build rather than quantity, and this definitely filters through to the green space design.
Do you think green space adds value and why?
Green space definitely adds value, it creates a serene vista for any development . We are renowned for making super luxury new homes, so work very hard to finish them off perfectly. Every Octagon home comes with a fully landscaped and planted garden, this is a principle the company have always adhered to since it started building over three decades ago.