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LI supports new Engagement Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work

LI supports new Engagement Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work

The Landscape Institute has supported the development of a new Engagement Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work. Developed in collaboration with the Association of Collaborative Design (ACD) and Sustrans, the Engagement Overlay has garnered interest from over 40 representatives from 25 built environment organisations. Designed to deliver architects...

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Surviving and thriving, an interview with Studio Knight Stokoe

Surviving and thriving, an interview with Studio Knight Stokoe

As Studio Knight Stokoe completes its first year in business, its clientele has jumped miles ahead of its expectations, taking on the first example of commercial roof gardens in the UK. A studio that designs things simply, beautifully, and with multifunctionality and long-term care in mind, Studio Knight Stokoe blends artisanal craft and...

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5 Reasons to Enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

5 Reasons to Enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

There are just two weeks left to enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards in association with Caribbean Blinds. These are the only awards uniquely recognising and celebrating the business successes of organisations that are leading the UK’s landscaping industry, and there are plenty of reasons to put your company forward to win one of the 17...

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Plans for ‘extensive’ urban greening approved for Square Mile

Plans for ‘extensive’ urban greening approved for Square Mile

The City of London Corporation has approved a new urban greening office scheme at the 30 Minories site in the east of the city. In plans put forward by PLP Architects, a new 14,000sqm mixed-use office building will replace the postwar office block, while retaining a Victorian warehouse building, known as ‘Writers House’, on the site. The new...

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How diverse is the horticulture industry? New ED&I survey shows need to attract next generation

How diverse is the horticulture industry? New ED&I survey shows need to attract next generation

The results of a new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey show that just 12% of the industry is aged between 25-34, with 16-24-year-olds making up a staggeringly low 3%. Members of the group behind the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Charter for the horticulture, arboriculture, landscaping and garden media profession put together the...

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Hillier launches website for sourcing high quality trees 

Hillier launches website for sourcing high quality trees 

Hillier has unveiled amenity online resources to showcase its vast offering of field and container grown trees.   Following the successful launch of The Hillier Tree Guide, the enhanced online platform allows customers to browse an extensive image gallery with detailed information about the sizes and shapes of the trees grown too. It also...

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All Design Guide launches to improve green spaces across Manchester

All Design Guide launches to improve green spaces across Manchester

A new guide to improve the design and development of streets across Greater Manchester has launched in a bid to improve green spaces. The Streets for All Design Guide, part of the Greater Manchester Streets for All Strategy sets out guidance and standards for how streets will look, feel and function in the coming years. The guide will work to...

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Conservation proposal approved for Bristol Zoo Project

Conservation proposal approved for Bristol Zoo Project

Bristol Zoological Society has partnered with Grant Associates and Feilden Clegg Bradley to secure planning permission for the new Central African Forest habitat at its Bristol Zoo Project site, which will be home to several critically endangered species. Western lowland gorillas and cherry-crowned mangabeys will be living together for the first...

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The YPHA seeks support for inaugural Accelerator Programme

The YPHA seeks support for inaugural Accelerator Programme

The YPHA (Young People in Horticulture Association) has revealed the upcoming launch of its inaugural Accelerator Programme. Set to be unveiled at the Garden Press Event, the Launch Success programme is designed to empower and cultivate the next generation of horticulture leaders. With the aim of providing young professionals in horticulture with...

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Introducing the judges for the 2024 Pro Landscaper Business Awards

Introducing the judges for the 2024 Pro Landscaper Business Awards

With just under a month until the entry deadline for Pro Landscaper’s Business Awards 2024 in association with Caribbean Blinds, this years' judges have been revealed. They are as follows: Marcus Watson - Ground Control Nick Ruddle - Action Coach Gamiel Yafai - Diversity Marketplace Lynn Hunter - Pro-Motion Gemma Murphy - ViewHR Alison Warner...

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Trio of client wins for chester based landscape architect

Trio of client wins for chester based landscape architect

Chester based landscape architect Land Studio has been awarded three new projects. The environmental design practice, which celebrates its eighth anniversary this month, has been selected by the National Trust to carry out improvement works across its gardens at Grade I listed Sizergh Castle in Cumbria. The project will involve making the castle...

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UK construction industry off to a strong start in 2024

UK construction industry off to a strong start in 2024

The UK construction industry reportedly has a positive outlook heading into the new year. Ecommerce manager at IronmongeryDirect, Ellis Osborn discusses why the industry is off to a strong start, backed by the latest government data. The number of workers in the sector has “risen over the last 12 months, and now stands at 2.25m,” which is a 36k...

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Landscape Institute appoints permanent CEO

Landscape Institute appoints permanent CEO

Robert Hughes has been announced as the permanent CEO of the Landscape Institute (LI), with immediate effect. After serving as acting CEO for the past seven months, Hughes says he is accepting the position permanently “at a pivotal time for action on the combined emergencies of climate, biodiversity, and health, as well as the green skills...

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Vectorworks unveils 2023 Design Scholarship Winners

Vectorworks unveils 2023 Design Scholarship Winners

Vectorworks has revealed the winners of this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship, naming Brenda Vaca Michan as the Richard Diehl Award winner. With over 1,000 submissions, scholarships were awarded to 21 students for 18 projects in the architecture, interior design, landscape and entertainment industries.   The winning Richard Diehl...

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Pro Landscaper Project Award winners revealed

Pro Landscaper Project Award winners revealed

The winners for Pro Landscaper’s Project Awards, in association with Provender Nurseries have been revealed. The awards look to recognise projects in the landscaping sector with a value under £50k, giving companies and individuals the opportunity to showcase smaller budget projects, and the larger impact they can have. More than 60 projects were...

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Green spaces triumph over skyscrapers in Earls Court redesign

Green spaces triumph over skyscrapers in Earls Court redesign

The £6bn redevelopment of London’s Earls Court has undergone a redesign, with open spaces now set to replace the structures originally planned. In a redesign submitted by the Earls Court Development Company, open space inclusion has increased by 20%, while development has reduced by 10%, compared to the proposals put forward earlier this year....

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Contractor appointed for new ‘landmark’ public park

Contractor appointed for new ‘landmark’ public park

A contractor has been appointed to support the transformation of a new 'landmark' public park in Sheffield city centre. Early-stage construction provider, Keltbray will support the project that includes uncovering part of Sheffield’s mediaeval Castle. Also included in the plans will be a new events area resembling the ‘bowling green’ believed to...

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Film Studio to be built atop a 143-acre brownfield site

Film Studio to be built atop a 143-acre brownfield site

Plans for a film studio complex to be built atop a brownfield site in Bedfordshire have been given the go-ahead by local planners. The complex, designed by architect Scott Brownrigg as part of the ‘Home of Production’ scheme, will be built near Stewartby at a former clay brick quarry. Phase one plans include 11 studio buildings built between two...

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UK’s largest cluster of Victorian gasholders set for refurb

UK’s largest cluster of Victorian gasholders set for refurb

Plans have been submitted to restore the UK’s largest remaining cluster of Victorian gas holders. In the proposal put forward by developer Berkeley Group’s St William division, 2,100 new homes are planned within the 9 hectare east London heritage site. The seven disused Grade II listed gas holder frames will contain 10-storey blocks with six...

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Seaside town in Sussex set to see £7m revamp

Seaside town in Sussex set to see £7m revamp

Plans for a £7.2m seaside regeneration project in West Sussex have been submitted. The proposed project will see a large part of Littlehampton's seafront revitalised, with East Beach, South Terrace, Banjo Road, and Windmill Road all earmarked for improvements, alongside the seafront green. Neilcott Construction, has been appointed to lead the...

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