About LUC
is a private limited company registered in England (Reg No. 2549296), having its Registered Office at
43 Chalton Street,
London NW1 1JD.

London
43 Chalton Street,
London
NW1 1JD

+44 (0)20 7383 5784
london@landuse.co.uk

Bristol
12th Floor, Colston Tower,
Colston Street. Bristol
BS1 4XE

+44 (0)117 929 1997
bristol@landuse.co.uk

Glasgow
37 Otago Street,
Glasgow
G12 8JJ

+44 (0)141 334 9595
glasgow@landuse.co.uk

Edinburgh
28 Stafford Street,
Edinburgh
EH3 7BD

+44 (0)131 202 1616
edinburgh@landuse.co.uk

Development & Regeneration

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Newcastle Science Central

Newcastle Science Central is a new science-themed urban quarter in the heart of Newcastle, which occupies the 20ha former Tyne Brewery site. Part of a multidisciplinary team, we were the landscape architect behind the public realm design and associated statutory consents for the development. The brief defined strong aspirations for a distinctive high-quality public realm which promotes [...]

Planning and Design for Leisure & Sports Facilities

We have a strong track record in delivering sports facilities, often within highly constrained areas. We understand how to deliver our client’s brief whilst factoring in key considerations such as ecology, heritage and landscape. Some of our successes Benenden School appointed us to prepare and submit an application to construct a flood-lit all-weather pitch and [...]

Seascape Character Assessment

How do you assess the character and importance of our coastline and seas? We’ve been pioneering seascape character assessment (SCA) methods for the past five years, applying the principles of landscape character assessment to offshore and coastal areas. We piloted the first local SCA in Wales, which subsequently informed our work to characterise the Dover [...]

Landscape Character Assessment

The first step in understanding your area. Assessing the existing character of the landscape is an important first step in managing change. Our expertise extends from the 1980s, when we were involved in developing the technique of landscape character assessment (LCA) as the foundations for the Countryside Commission’s first guidance. Since then, we have revised [...]

Planning & Assessment for Housing & Mixed Use

Getting the best outcome for housing and mixed-use development. We provide an integrated planning service that guides developers through policy and regulatory requirements, increases planning consent success rates, and shapes more imaginative, sustainable, and commercially viable schemes. Some of our successes Dunsfold Park is a mixed-use development of up to 3400 homes and supporting infrastructure in rural [...]

Shawfield National Business District

Holistic landscape design will be essential to successful regeneration. LUC worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver this large-scale sustainable development framework in the east of Glasgow: a new city district, with improved connectivity to other regeneration sites. Long-term transformation of this deprived area was the objective; the Shawfield National Business District could [...]

The Heartlands Project

Sustainable design as a catalyst for regeneration. The Heartlands Project is a community-led vision to transform 7.5ha of Cornwall’s most derelict industrial landscape into a truly inspirational cultural attraction. We won an international competition to masterplan and design an imaginative mixed-use site that celebrated the culture of Cornwall and became a catalyst for regeneration. Our [...]

Sustainability Appraisal of Development Plans

Appraising the Sustainability of Development Plans. Sustainability Appraisals are a critical element of preparing a local plan. LUC provides expert advice on all aspects of Sustainability Appraisal and can provide bespoke training and critical friend support. We have undertaken over 70 Sustainability Appraisals (SAs) and Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs), with no legal challenges to date. [...]

The Eden Project

How do you make economic botany interesting to teenagers? Who cares where coffee comes from? The Eden Project has reinvented how a botanic garden works, what it is for and who it needs to reach. A disused quarry was transformed into one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions and a leading educational botanical resource. [...]

Habitat Regulations Assessment of Local Plans

Habitat regulations assessments and mitigating risk. We’re proud of our track record with plan-level habitat regulations assessments (HRAs). In Scotland, we’ve assessed documents such as forest and woodland strategies, and developed a spatial tool to help the Scottish Government assess the implications of proposals for the third National Planning Framework. A recent example of our [...]