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

Green Space & Public Realm

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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 [...]

Measuring local progress in climate adaptation

The National Adaptation Programme (NAP) assigns local government the responsibility for helping districts adapt to climate risk, with priorities being raising awareness, building capacity and promoting action on climate change. The Committee on Climate Change is monitoring NAP implementation and reporting to Parliament. We were commissioned, in partnership with JBA Consulting, to find out how [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Royal Parks

Protecting the unique status and value of The Royal Parks LUC has provided planning, landscape architecture, management and ecology consultancy services to The Royal Parks for nearly 40 years, contributing everything from ecology surveys and enhancement strategies to giving planning advice on development proposals. We know the 2,000 hectares of historic parkland as well as [...]

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 [...]

Thamesmead Site Appraisal and Monitoring

Site assessment for public realm in east London. Built to alleviate overcrowding, Thamesmead is characterised by high-density housing, accommodating 50,000 residents in distinct neighbourhoods linked by a network of waterways and publicly accessible open spaces. As social landlords, Peabody is responsible for managing the public realm, funded through a service charge levied on residents and [...]

State of the UK’s Parks Scoping Report

Making the case for preserving public expenditure on public parks The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has invested significantly in restoring, enhancing and maintaining public parks and, with financial cuts a possibility, was keen that its investment so far wouldn’t be placed at risk. The organisation needed to raise awareness of the negative impacts of cutting [...]

South West Acute Hospital

Masterplanning a complex greenfield development LUC is the masterplanner and landscape architect behind this new hospital outside Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. This was an immensely complex project, integrating extensive development into a sensitive context whilst minimising environmental impacts. The role of landscape in most hospital projects is usually cosmetic. But one of the key drivers [...]

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 [...]