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Hello Waterside: RHS as smitten with new campus as university staff

It’s not often that a newly completed university campus is visited by judges for the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Britain in Bloom competition. As LUC project director for the University of Northampton Waterside campus project Richard Hannay explained to RHS judges, [...]

2018-09-11T10:07:24+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Publication|

Hello Waterside: wildlife attracted to new riverside campus

LUC’s work at the newly completed Waterside Campus for the University of Northampton was always intended to be ecologically underpinned, but there is always room for the unexpected… such as convoys of geese as traffic calming! When you’re trying to [...]

2018-09-10T09:32:34+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Publication|

Local Plan examination hearings: what to expect and how to prepare

What happens after a Local Plan is submitted? Once a Local Plan is submitted, an independent Inspector is appointed to lead the Examination process.  He or she will review the Local Plan along with the other submitted documents and make [...]

2018-09-04T13:51:49+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Publication|

West Dorset Landscape and Heritage Sensitivity study published

LUC's recent work on Landscape and Heritage Sensitivity in West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland Districts has now been published. The purpose of this project was to support the West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Local Plan Review, which will need [...]

2018-09-03T15:22:41+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|General news, Landscape Planning & Assessment|

Temperate House, Kew in running for Refurbishment Project of the Year

We are pleased to announce that the Temperate House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has been shortlisted for a 2018 Building Award in the Refurbishment Project of the Year. The grade I listed building, designed by Decimus Burton and built [...]

2018-08-30T10:40:09+00:00 August 30th, 2018|General news, Landscape Design|

LUC’s Claypits Masterplan wins Scottish Design Award

LUC is delighted to have won an award for a masterplanning project at the Scottish Design Awards yesterday. The Claypits Masterplan project outlines the significant potential of the Glasgow canal as a connector between disadvantaged communities, to invigorate underutilised greenspace and [...]

2018-08-28T09:09:22+00:00 August 24th, 2018|General news, Urban Design & Masterplanning|

LUC selected to speak about Health and Wellbeing research

LUC is very proud to have been selected by an international double-blind jury to speak at the Healthy City Design 2018 International Congress, which is to be held in London in October with a theme of "Equity and resilience: Creating healthy [...]

2018-08-22T09:30:26+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|General news|

LUC canal regeneration project finalist for Living Waterways Awards 2018

LUC is delighted to be shortlisted for a Living Waterways Award this year for our Glasgow canal masterplanning project. The awards are organised by the Canal & River Trust. The project outlines the significant potential of the Glasgow canal as a [...]

2018-08-20T11:25:39+00:00 August 20th, 2018|General news, Urban Design & Masterplanning|

University of Northampton’s Waterside campus open for business

The transformation is virtually complete – three years of construction and six years of continuous LUC involvement and the University of Northampton’s new Waterside Campus is open for business. The £330m project has transformed 25 hectares of contaminated riverside from [...]

2018-08-28T15:21:10+00:00 August 16th, 2018|General news, Landscape Design|

Faith groups planning report published

A ground-breaking report on planning for faith communities in Barking & Dagenham has been published. The report, by CAG in conjunction with LUC, Dr Richard Gale (Cardiff University) and Dr Andrew Rogers (Roehampton University) provides a model for other local [...]

2018-08-15T12:05:05+00:00 August 15th, 2018|General news, Strategic Planning & Assessment|