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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The Level

Transforming a deprived city park into an exciting, inclusive and popular urban asset The Level, a city centre park in Brighton, had a confused layout, had fallen into misuse and suffered general degradation. As lead consultants on its reinvention, we were involved from the inception of the stage 1 Heritage Lottery Fund bid and feasibility [...]

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. [...]

Planning and Design for School Estates

Navigating the planning system for independent and state schools. There are increasing challenges thrown up by the planning system, creating tight constraints which make it difficult for many schools to grow, update and adapt their facilities. LUC advises on how to navigate these challenges in the most cost-effective and timely way, securing planning permission even [...]

Ampthill Park Landscape Management and Maintenance Plan

Restoring a historic landscape through the Heritage Lottery Fund The 70-hectare Ampthill Great Park is an English Heritage Grade II registered park and garden of special historical interest. In its rich history, it has been a medieval deer park, Henry VIII hunting grounds, royal estate, 18th century Capability Brown designed landscape and 20th century wartime [...]

Kensington Gardens Tree Strategy

A strategy for Kensington Gardens’ 3,400 trees Kensington Gardens’ 3,400 trees form a well-structured pattern, established since the 1720s. They provide sanctuary for wildlife, plus spiritual refuge and quiet enjoyment for several million visitors each year. To many, the trees are part of the essential makeup and character of the gardens, photographed and shared as [...]

Isabella Plantation

Improving access and usability within Richmond Park The Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park includes spectacular woodland gardens, particularly in the late spring when the gardens are a multi-coloured mass of flowering azaleas and rhododendrons. As with all manmade elements, the time came when the existing road surfaces, pathways and other amenities needed upgrading. We were [...]

Wangari Maathai Institute

Designing a sustainable future in Nairobi Wangari Maathai was awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize "for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace". We were the landscape architects in the winning team in an international design competition to create the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI) to honour her work. The [...]

Health and Wellbeing Planning and Design

Planning was originally borne out of public health legislation and recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the health benefits of good planning and design. Our planners have been engaged in ‘health checking’ planning policies, and developing policy responses to fast food takeaways.  We also consider health as an important element of sustainability [...]

Wood Farm Housing Development

Guiding the successful development of a sensitive site. The Wood Farm site in Harrow previously comprised a farm and rubbish tip, forming an expanse of publicly inaccessible open space surrounded by Country Park. Several unsuccessful planning applications had sought to develop part of the site for residential development and new public open space. The site [...]

Townscape Assessment, Visual Analysis & Design Guidance

Townscape assessment and design guidance for new urban developments Understanding urban landscapes and design We investigate and explain landscape context and sensitivities, advising local authorities and developers on changing the existing townscape, to improve scheme proposals and maximise chances of planning consent. We believe that design and assessment work best when undertaken interactively, so our [...]