PLAN:design is a young and creative design consultancy of experienced Landscape Architects. We are chartered members of the Landscape Institute and Pre-Registered Members of the Society of Garden Designers, offering Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Garden Design.
We have experience of working on projects at varying scales from small private gardens to large scale masterplanning.
Our varied experience includes; garden design, residential development, public realm, primary and secondary schools, universities, visitor centres, resorts, workplace, healthcare, urban design and masterplanning. Images show a range of project types and scales at concept design stage
We are a small practice which allows us to provide our clients with a personal approach on all projects. We also have a network of highly qualified designers, artists, technicians and specialist consultants who can support on projects when required. We have established relationships with suppliers of high quality materials, specialist consultants and constructions services.
We strongly believe collaboration is the key to project success from early concept stages through to completion on site. Our drawing standards and file naming systems are based on industry standards to ease collaborative working. We constantly review our in-house standards to keep up-to-date with the latest technological advancements, British Standards and industry developments.
Urban Design and Masterplanning
Detailed Planning Applications
Planning Condition Discharge
Detailed Hard and Soft Landscape Design
Construction information through to completion on site
Landscape Management Plans and Maintenance Schedules
Historic Landscape Restoration
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
People shape our urban environments and we consider all when approaching design: those past, present and future - be they residents, workers, pupils, visitors or simply passers by.
Beauty, enrichment and sense of place all have different meanings to different people. We seek to create stimulating spaces that allow for subjective interpretation and reflection.
Landscape encompasses the physical characteristics of the environment experienced through sight, sound, smell and touch. Topography, watercourses, aspect, built form, natural structure, micro-climate and more...
We seek to improve man made spaces by creating a balance between human activity and enhancing the natural environment to create a harmonious living ecosystem.
In our experience the best way to keep a project on track and heading in the right direction is to ask some fundamental questions right at the beginning of the design process and remember to revisit them throughout the course of the project.
1:WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACHIEVE
Having the team take the time to discuss the aspirations of the project at an early stage prior to design and agree on a consensus of collaboration.
A clear and well defined brief where key considerations have been discussed and all are working to a common goal. This should be carried forward and reviewed at all stages of the project
2:WHY DO WE WANT TO ACHIEVE IT
New developments should always enhance the areas in which they sit. To create a successful place we must first fully understand the issues of the site, its locale and its wider context.
Clear objectives to achieve through design which create well considered spaces. These objectives result from a thorough analysis of the site, its physical, psychological, historical and social context.
3:HOW DO WE WANT TO ACHIEVE IT
Solutions to key issues, design rationale, justification of design.
A step-by-step demonstration of how our objectives will be met and how the design addresses the key issues of the site, the wider area and the aspirations set out in the vision.