A leading multi-disciplinary architecture and landscape company has appointed an award-winning landscape design director who has worked on some of the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects. William Wheeler joins the IDP Landscape team bringing with him a diverse range of expertise and nearly 30 years’ professional experience with particular strengths in the renewable energy, urban regeneration, public realm, parks and education sectors.
He has an excellent track record in landscape planning and impact assessment which complement his equally creative and sensitive design skills in landscape masterplanning and design.
IDP Landscape is part of IDP which employs more than 100 professionals in design, planning, landscape and project management and has its headquarters in Coventry.
IDP Landscape’s managing director Kevin Charsley said: “I’m delighted that William will bring his vast experience to our dynamic and creative team. He is a very assured and creative designer who has won awards for his work which include some significant landscape projects around the country.”
“We are currently involved in a number of major schemes, and we’re excited that William’s skills will help us deliver these projects and take the business forward into exciting new sectors and regions.”
William has also authored papers on landscape impact assessment, offshore renewable energy development and parks refurbishment. He is an experienced expert witness at both Public Inquiry and Nationally Significant Infrastructure DCO Hearings.
IDP Landscape’s team is currently involved in a number of projects including a 750-unit regeneration scheme in central Birmingham working alongside IDP Architects, and an Environmental Impact Assessment scheme to redevelop a 40 hectare employment site in Kent.
William said: “IDP is a very well established company with a fantastic track record. I look forward to strengthening and developing the IDP Landscape team as we build upon the current diverse range of projects being undertaken around the UK and beyond.
“One of IDP’s key strengths is that is it a true multi-disciplinary practice and I’m looking forward to working with our experts in architecture, planning, project management and urban design to help create exceptional and sustainable places that will enhance our environment and people’s lives for years to come.”
IDP, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is based in medieval Spon Street, Coventry and also has offices in London and Manchester.