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

Heritage & Environment

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GIS mapping and data analysis

Using data to make better decisions. Mapping, underpinned by geographic information systems (GIS), is an integral part of most of our work. Our maps communicate complex data clearly and effectively, are extremely accurate and feature a professional cartographic finish. Our GIS mapping and analysis specialists all have environmental backgrounds, a blend of skills that means [...]

Photomontage and Photography

Photorealistic 3D visualisations of any development proposal you can plan for. The level of detail you require for the visual representation of your site and proposed development depends upon the purpose. We can cater for every need. Our 3D team achieves remarkable accuracy across the full range of visualisation: a simple wireframe image to indicate [...]

Interactive Mapping

Your entire area on your desktop or smartphone. An interactive map allows you or your audience to explore geographic data in a meaningful and effective way. We draw on open source technology and Mappetizer software to create fully functional online maps that people really enjoy using. Using interactive features in web-based GIS maps mean that [...]

Graphic Design

Where contextual understanding matters as much as design skills Thoughtful graphic design helps to get your message across quickly and effectively. We use a range of software programs to visualise often complex designs, ideas and concepts. It’s a critical skill in securing the approval of plans by relevant authorities. Our graphic design team develops eye-catching and [...]

Database development

Putting data at your fingertips. A well-built database makes for better data analysis and presentation – helping you to see the bigger picture. We customise databases to your particular project requirements. We usually use Access, integrated with GIS to analyse data in the most appropriate format – either through the database itself or accessed via [...]

Visibility and Shadow Flicker Assessment

Demonstrating exactly how visible your development will be. Our digital designers use visibility mapping tools such as ESRI Spatial and 3D Analyst to support a range of projects, from renewable energy and infrastructure schemes to heritage setting assessments. Generating zones of theoretical visibility (ZTV) to demonstrate a development’s potential visibility is fundamental to offshore seascape [...]

Minerals

Identifying, analysing and selecting suitable sites for minerals and waste projects demands a broad skills base and considerable expertise. LUC has a long-established reputation in landscape feasibility, as well as landscape and visual impact assessment for a variety of mineral and extraction projects. Our involvement covers the entire project lifecycle, from environmental considerations during site [...]

Onshore Renewable Energy

Tailored environmental and planning advice for new energy development Our expertise on renewable energy extends across all project stages from site selection, through Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), to implementation.  We advise many of the UK’s leading renewable energy developers, offering comprehensive support on projects across the UK.  We have considerable experience of wind, solar and [...]

Offshore Renewables Planning & Assessment

Offshore Renewable Energy – achieving the right result Demand for offshore renewables is growing. Wind, wave and tidal energy schemes require Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) including specialist seascape, landscape and visual impact assessment (SLVIA). Onshore components may also require EIA and can face planning challenges. LUC is an expert in EIA, SLVIA and the preparation [...]

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 [...]