Manchester-based landscape architecture practice, DEP, has announced new ownership following a partnership buyout.
DEP founder and director, Chris Podmore, has bought out former partner, Rory McVean, signalling a real step change for DEP and enabling ambitious future expansion plans and growth.
Specialising in urban regeneration, landscape assessments, landscape planning, and project delivery, the practice was set up in 2010 and produces deliverable, sustainable and biodiverse schemes.
DEP is currently working on The Galleries, the £135m mixed-use regeneration site in Wigan town centre, to help provide new homes, a public square and public realm.
The team of eight has also recently delivered Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank ‘First Light’ – the award-winning new visitors centre, and the 1500 pupil Oasis Academy Leesbrook in Oldham, plus other projects across the UK.
Director Chris Podmore said: “This partnership buyout heralds a fresh start for DEP as we look to build on our success and expand the business. We have a dedicated, passionate and highly skilled team and this move demonstrates our commitment to them and their future. There’s an exciting road ahead as we continue to deliver sustainable, creative improvements to landscape and public realm, while facing a climate crisis.”