Environmental Assessment

  • Onshore Wind Farm Development – Preparation of over 50no LVIA’s for wind farms across the UK and within a range of sensitive landscapes. These developments range from single turbine Feed in Tariff (FIT) schemes, to community projects and commercial scale developments (10MW plus).
  • Offshore Wind Farm Development – Production of Seascape Impact assessments / LVIA’s, with LDA Design, for six of the Round 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm developments, including grid connection and landfall appraisals. The projects are located within the Thames Estuary, Greater Wash and Humber Estuary areas and include a 100 turbine scheme at Thanet (consented 2006); 40 turbine schemes at Lincs (consented 2008) and Westermost Rough; 60 turbines at Race Bank and Docking Shoal and 20 turbines at Gunfleet Sands II.
  • Solar Farms – Responsible for up to 12 LVIAs for Solar PV developments in England and Wales ranging from 5mw – 30mw developments
  • Roads and Transportation – Produced LVIA’s with Jacobs Babtie, for the A158, Burgh le Marsh and Orby bypass schemes as part of a wider strategy to improve access between Lincoln and the east coast of Lincolnshire. Also produced LVIA’s and landscape designs for the Lincoln Southern Bypass and the Upperton Road Viaduct, Leicester

Development Masterplanning and Assessment

  • Radstock Regeneration – working with LDA Design. Masterplanning, LVIA and ES co-ordination of a mixed use development on brownfield land within the town’s conservation area. The scheme included an integrated street and building pattern for 200 units, a major road diversion and extensive ecological, cultural heritage and sustainable development ‘mitigation by design themes’.  Planning permission was granted by Bath & North East Somerset Council in March 2008.
  • Birmingham University – working with LDA Design. Masterplanning input into the Edgbaston campus development plan. The detailed design of various environmental enhancement projects were also undertaken, including a new reception plaza at the main campus entrance
  • Crawley Special Needs Schools – working with CBA. Masterplanning and design detailing of hard and soft play areas associated. Works include the provision of outdoor classrooms, sports pitches and sensory gardens with consideration given to safety surfacing, enclosure and stimulation
  • Bickershaw Colliery – Working with Jacobs Babtie. Landscape Appraisal and Assessment to evaluate opportunities and constraints for the development of the former colliery for English Partnerships.
  • Cambridge Southern Fringe – working with CBA to provide Strategic Landscape Assessment of the city fringe landscape and input into a series of development options for expansion of the city

Landscape and Urban Design

  • Mayfield Farm Constructed Wetlands, Heathrow Airport – working with CBA. Responsible for the design and implementation of the softworks associated with new constructed wetlands for the treatment and discharge of polluted surface water from the airport. Works include the design and construction of a return flow pond system and greenway corridor.
  • A13 Thames Gateway D.B.F.O – Project Landscape Architect working with CBA, responsible for the detailed design and implementation of hard and soft landscape works associated with the enhancement of this major trunk road. The proposals included a new footway / cycleway and public open space network, subway enhancement and environmental barrier design and required co-ordination, liaison and integration of local borough art work initiatives.
  • Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme, Environment Agency -working with CBA. Responsible for the design and specification of soft works for the integration and environmental enhancement of a 11.5 kilometre extension to the River Thames. Design themes included habitat conservation & creation, biodiversity, amenity and recreation
  • Kuwait State Audit Bureau – Kuwait Government. CBA. Detailed design of roof gardens for the new state building. Proposals included an Islamic water garden, a decorative roof top landscape and the greening of the new building. Consideration was given to the irrigation and waterproofing, structural integrity and shelter