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

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

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

 

London
43 Chalton Street,
London
NW1 1JD

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

Edinburgh
28 Stafford Street,
Edinburgh
EH3 7BD

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

 

Manchester
2 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5WQ

+44 (0)161 3026640
manchester@landuse.co.uk

Glasgow
37 Otago Street,
Glasgow
G12 8JJ

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

Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YQ

+44 (0)1524 592 829
lancaster@landuse.co.uk

Education & Leisure

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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 [...]

Scottish Marine Recreation and Tourism Survey

Coastal and marine environments afford a huge range of opportunities for recreational activities; but our seas are also a major economic resource, supporting an array of industries and communities nationwide.  Balancing the competing demands of nature, economic development and tourism is complex, and a key function of the Marine Planning system introduced by the Marine [...]

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 [...]

Oxford Brookes University

A multiple-award-winning public realm. The £134m redevelopment of Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus embodies the spirit of the university’s transformative ‘Space to Think’ initiative. We were appointed to design the public realm following a limited competition. Working as part of the masterplanning team, we were faced with incoherent, straight-jacketed architecture, poor legibility and outdoor space, [...]

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 [...]

Tumbling Bay Playground

Designing play areas where learning is inevitable LUC and erect architecture were asked to deliver a brand new “play, leisure and learning experience of international renown” in the northern Olympic Park in Stratford. The scheme had a complex web of stakeholders, clients, multi-tiered statutory consultees and its own Games planning authority. We designed an expansive [...]

University of Glasgow Protected Species Advice

Balancing bat roosts, cityscape and future development priorities. The University of Glasgow’s Gilmorehill campus in the west end of Glasgow is an iconic feature of the city skyline. However, despite its heritage and tradition, the campus is evolving to better reflect the needs of its student body and research operations. As part of ongoing work [...]

Enabling improvements at Benenden School

Planning and preservation in a Grade II registered historic park. As one of the country’s leading independent girls’ schools, Benenden School faces a unique challenge in providing the latest facilities while honouring and preserving its 85 hectares of Grade II registered historic park and gardens, one of its most important assets. Planning advice We assisted [...]

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 [...]

Century Park, Shanghai

Masterplanning a new public park to see China into the 21st century. Following an international design competition for a new park that would form the centrepiece of Shanghai’s financial district, Pudong, we were appointed masterplanner for the realisation of the concept. The design includes major new landforms and bodies of water to ameliorate Shanghai’s occasionally [...]