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Landscape Architecture, Planning & Management

RPS is a leading provider of landscape services to private clients, developers and local and central government throughout the UK and Ireland.

We have an established reputation for delivering creative yet practical solutions with commercial awareness adding value throughout all stages of the life of a project from site selection and survey through planning and design to the construction process and long term management.

We provide landscape planning support services on some of the most significant major infrastructure and urban regeneration projects in the UK for developers, energy companies and government sector clients.

We have the resources, expertise and multi-disciplinary background to assist with any project regardless of scale, location or complexity and we have a thorough understanding of the management issues relating to a wide range of environments including open space, parkland, regeneration land, woodland, farmed landscape, coastal and riverine.

Our success comes from our ability to listen to our clients, understand their needs and to provide cost efficient, value for money solutions that help our clients achieve their goals.

Much of our work is based on long-term partnering agreements and repeat business – the best possible endorsement of the services we provide. Our Services include:

Landscape Design

Landscape Planning

Masterplanning

Urbanism & Public Realm

Landscape Management

Landscape Engineering

Arboriculture & Forestry

Tree Surveys

Public and Stakeholder Consultation

Environmental Impact Assessment

Landscape, Townscape and Seascape Character Assessment

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

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Case Studies

B&Q Support Store

B&Q Support Store

Chandlers Ford

B&Q Properties Plc

Forming part of a multi-disciplinary design team, RPS provided Landscape Design, Arboriculture and Ecology services to support the redevelopment of an urban site to provide a new headquarters and merchandising facility.

Our landscape masterplan sought to provide a cohesive landscape and spill out areas within which to accommodate the buildings. We undertook detail design and went on to provide site inspections during construction.

Reflecting the core values of B&Q, the development has been designed with sustainability and energy efficiency at its heart and achieved BREEM ‘Excellent’.

Cathedral Green

Cathedral Green

Derby

Derby City Council

Following a two stage national design competition hosted by Derby City Council, RPS were appointed as part of a multi-disciplinary project team to provide a new bridge link across the River Derwent and a vibrant, sustainable open space, including a waterfront amphitheatre style events space and an art feature within the former Mill Race.

The concepts for the bridge and open space take their inspiration from the local textiles industry and the fast flowing waters of the River Derwent. The open space is designed to reinforce pedestrian routes to the town centre, provide an attractive riverside event space, compliment the setting of the new bridge link, and create a vibrant, sustainable, inclusive place to meet friends using the highest quality materials and construction methods.

Using AutoCAD and Artisan specialist landscape design computer software, we provided co-ordinated setting out details, designed a soft landscape scheme to discharge planning conditions, and designed low maintenance hard landscape construction details to Local Planning Authority approval.

Cathedral Green has become a key public space and a major component of Derby City Centre green space.  The high profile space was ‘Highly commended’ by Derby Civic Society in February 2009.

Lower Lines Park

Lower Lines Park

Kent

Mid Kent College

RPS prepared a landscape strategy and subsequent detailed design for a new significant public open space.

Forming part of a multi-disciplinary planning and design team, RPS successfully secured planning approvals and Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) consent for the 5.4 hectare site which includes the Lower Lines Fortifications, a SAM, dating back to the Napoleonic period.

Working in collaboration with English Heritage, Medway Council and local community groups, the proposals will, for the first time provide public access to the fortifications and create a setting that enhances and promotes the enjoyment of the fortifications.

The park provides pedestrian and cycle routes, ornamental walks, grassed areas for informal recreation, Adventure play area, lookout and bridge across the Moat as well as a variety of landscape types to promote wildlife and biodiversity in the area.

Union Square

Union Square

Keele

Keele University

RPS provided initial concept proposals for on an ongoing project to create an events plaza at Keele University.

The project included regenerated shop frontages, new pathways, street furniture, service diversions and associated hard and soft landscape works and detailing.

Paving designs for the events plaza were inspired by the existing paving ‘weave’ in front of the adjacent listed Chapel. We provided presentation plans for both public consultation and planning submission, as well as arboricultural method statements for carrying out work near to existing trees to discharge relevant planning conditions. We liaised with English Heritage consultants over planter, hand rail and paving design associated with the listed Chapel. We have worked closely with engineers and an artist commissioned to produce a central sculpture within the events plaza to ensure the installation is fully integrated within the design.

Keeping pedestrians moving around the site and restrictions imposed by the academic calendar has required careful planning by the design team and contractor.