Landscape and Public Realm

We offer the complete suite of services across the landscape architecture discipline including urban design, the design of the public realm, and landscape planning.

A landscape-led approach

We are an urban design and landscape architecture consultancy with an established reputation for design excellence, professional integrity, and a high quality of service to clients.

Our comprehensive site and contextual appraisals allow us to define development opportunities, test development capacity, and confirm feasibility and deliverability. A clear and ambitious vision is crucial, but that vision must also be deliverable. Our approach is design led and context driven, with a keen focus on how people will experience the places we plan to create. We bring key stakeholders together to inform the process, thus creating quality places that meet the ambitions and expectations of all concerned.

Good urban design can add value to schemes producing high returns on investments, opening up opportunities and raising confidence, differentiating places, and raising the prestige of an area. Good design also has the potential to add social and environmental value by creating well connected, inclusive places, delivering development, which is sensitive to its context, enhancing the sense of safety, boosting civic pride, and boosting image and revitalising urban heritage.
By bringing together innovative design, environmental sensitivity, and planning know-how we deliver the development solutions our clients require, and create memorable places where people want to live and work. Our scope of services in the interrelated stages of Design and Assessment as set out below:

Design

Masterplans A clear and ambitious vision is crucial, but that vision must also be deliverable. Our approach is design-led and context driven, bringing key stakeholders together to inform the process, this creating quality places that meet the ambitions and expectations of the client body, stakeholders, and the public.

Design and Access Statements and Design Codes Clarity of intent is fundamental; our statements show how the development proposals have evolved through the careful consideration of what is appropriate and feasible for the site in its physical, economic and social context, and demonstrate how the integrated design and access principles will be developed in the detailed design.

Public Realm Design We have a track record in delivering public realm design that is visionary, practical, and viable. We work collaboratively with public artists and bespoke manufacturers, to ensure our design approach creates inspirational solutions.

 

Relevant WSP services

WSP takes an integrated, sustainable and evidence-based approach to delivering award-winning landscape and urban design services at every stage of the assessment, planning, design and construction cycle. Read more about WSP Landscape Architecture.