Our heritage 2019-01-30T09:12:16+00:00

Over 50 years of making a difference to the world we live in

In 1966 Max Nicholson, eminent environmentalist and former Director General of the Nature Conservancy, established Land Use Consultants – the UK’s first multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy. Uniting the previously fiercely independent professions of landscape architecture, town planning and architecture was a bold move towards joined-up environmental thinking. This collaboration of disciplines and skills remains a critical part of LUC’s DNA and is central to the way we work.

While the diversity of our projects has multiplied since the 1960s, the values underpinning our work are undiminished. We want all our work to make a difference – delivering better outcomes for our clients, for communities and the environment. We work in partnership with our clients, stakeholders and other professionals, recognising that collaboration is both essential and rewarding. Innovation remains front and centre as we respond to new challenges, our clients’ changing needs and the opportunities presented by new technologies.

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These high aspirations demand real commitment and professionalism among our staff, and intelligence and creativity in the way that we approach and deliver projects for our clients.

Whilst celebrating our history, we are also looking to the future and LUC’s role in the next 50 years. We’re working on the challenges of accommodating a growing population, meeting the need for housing, making the northern powerhouse a reality and continuing to decarbonise the economy whilst managing our environmental assets, improving people’s quality of life and responding to a changing climate.

Our skilled and experienced team, remarkable and diverse track record, and rich and unparalleled heritage make us uniquely placed to help our clients, communities and environment rise to these challenges.

Michal Ostalowski
Ecology and wildlife are my greatest passions. I love being outdoors, observing wildlife, searching for animals signs, being in really wild and breathtaking places. Therefore I feel really fortunate having the opportunity to work for LUC as I can combine my passions and interests with my job.
Michal Ostalowski
Taran Livingston
I have worked at LUC for the past 14 years, and as well as the rewarding and interesting work we do for a range of clients across the country, it is the friendly, professional and supportive working environment that has kept me here – LUC is like my second family!
Taran Livingston
David Green
Being an Ecologist at LUC has allowed me to combine work with my passion for nature. It has enabled me to provide positive benefits for our wildlife by influencing colleagues and clients through the planning process. I also get to work with a bunch of passionate, fun and talented people.
David Green
As a GIS intern, LUC has provided me with a supportive and friendly environment to develop my GIS skills whilst working on a range of different projects across a variety of environmental disciplines. Working as part of a team full of passionate and talented individuals creates a positive atmosphere for learning and makes LUC a great place to work.
Leanne Archer
Rebecca Turner
LUC values strongly align with my own and it is great to work at a place where my passion for ecology can be nurtured via so many exciting projects. To be a part of a company where for many their passion is their work is a wonderful opportunity.
Rebecca Turner
Sarah Temple
I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive environment in which to begin my career as a planner.  I especially love the range of projects I’m given the opportunity to work on, as well as the friendly atmosphere in the office.  I’m very interested in the social aspect of sustainability and am enjoying working on a couple of projects supporting the delivery of social infrastructure.
Sarah Temple
Mark Fisk
LUC offers me the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting and stimulating projects in a creative setting within a team of talented people. This collaborative working environment helps me practice in the dynamic and exciting world of Landscape Architecture, while being constantly exposed to new ways of working and thinking.
Mark Fisk
Richard Hannay
Analysis, creation, communication.
Head, heart and soul – here lies the core of landscape design’s appeal; a balance of science and art; information and intuition.
And why LUC? Because it provides a seedbed for ideas, supports growth, fosters independence and tolerates diversity of people and projects.
A unique environment, to be proud of and protected.
Richard Hannay
Maria Grant
LUC’s projects appeal to my holistic nature, looking at all the components of a landscape in order to preserve, protect and promote places which inspire people. Getting to research and visit these places, as well as discovering new ones is the best part of my job!
Maria Grant
Liv Chilton
As my first ‘proper’ job out of university I had no idea what the reality of a job in landscape architecture would entail! I was instantly put at ease by LUC’s friendly office atmosphere and values in line with my own. I can see now why the company boasts so many long standing employees!
Liv Chilton
I was initially attracted to LUC by their range of projects, which hinted at a genuine passion for sustainable development. I haven’t been disappointed, but better even than the projects has been the pleasure of working with such talented and friendly colleagues across a wide range of disciplines, which has kept me here ever since!
Jonathan Pearson
I started at LUC as an intern. LUC allowed me to develop my skills on the job, and, as I’m now a permanent Landscape Planner, has provided me with a whole new career! Everyone is incredibly friendly and supportive, and I’ve found the interdisciplinary nature of our work invaluable for starting out in the profession.
Alice Knight

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

0117 929 1997
bristol@landuse.co.uk

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London
43 Chalton Street,
London
NW1 1JD

020 7383 5784
london@landuse.co.uk

Edinburgh
28 Stafford Street,
Edinburgh
EH3 7BD

0131 202 1616
edinburgh@landuse.co.uk

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Manchester

6th Floor, 55 King Street
Manchester
M2 4LQ

0161 537 5960
manchester@landuse.co.uk

Glasgow
37 Otago Street,
Glasgow
G12 8JJ

0141 334 9595
glasgow@landuse.co.uk

Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YQ

01524 592 829
lancaster@landuse.co.uk