The Landscape architect has the ability to improve our human experiences by the design of integrated communities and the creation of uplifting places which enable us to connect with our shared urban and rural environments.

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As a design focused company of landscape architects located in central London, we bring an imaginative and pragmatic design approach to each project we encounter. Our landscape architects thrive on the challenge of working as part of complex multi disciplinary design teams and believe that elegant landscape design solutions are achieved through the application of the intellect and the imagination. Our aim is to provide clients with landscape design solutions that are elegant, attractive and create meaningful public and private spaces. A landscape design should enhance the setting of any surrounding architecture, fulfill any technical requirements and stitch the development site seamlessly into its surrounding context. Our landscape architect’s experience includes all areas of landscape design and we are able to deliver all of the Landscape Institute’s Work Stages.

 

 

 

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29th November 2021

Davis Landscape Architecture Edith Walk Great Malvern Worcestershire Residential Landscape Architect Design IconWe were delighted to announce that Malvern Hills District Council Planning Department have decided to grant planning approval for this proposed 17 dwelling development with three commercial units. This plot is located on a former car parking are at the heart of the historic town of Great Malvern.

Our proposed landscape addresses the significant level change of over 16 metres from the upper entrance to the site (off Worcester Road) to it lower corner (abutting Edith Walk). The landscape zone within this site is focused on the pedestrian, whilst allowing for vehicular access for its residents. Along two edges of the site a wildlife zone has been incorporated by retaining desirable existing plant specie and supplementing them with additional native species. A Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) strategy has been adopted for this site and a significant amount of the surface water drainage is percolated through the proposed areas of tree planting.


25th October 2021

Davis Landscape Architecture Westbury Estate Clapham Lambeth London Residential Landscape Architect Design Dwellings Complete IconWe are pleased to see the landscape element of this Section 106 housing and commercial space development in Clapham complete. This development was provided for the London Borough of Lambeth. Some of the dwelling are now occupied and the play area is open to the public.

Our landscape proposals dealt with the interface of two new buildings and their surrounding context. Complex levels issues we overcome to ensure all pedestrian routes were fully Part M compliant. An area of land close to the two new buildings was converted into a public play area. Our proposal also provided improved access from Wandsworth Road Overground station to the existing housing estate.

We helped to secure planning consent for these dwellings, play area and lettable space. We then provided tender and construction information and inspected the external works as they progressed on site.


22nd October 2021

Davis Landscape Architecture Station Lane Hornchurch Havering London Residential Landscape Architect Play Design Rendered Plan PlanningWe were delighted to announce that the London Borough of Havering’s Planning Department have decided to grant planning approval for this proposed 27 dwelling development. This plot is located adjacent to Hornchurch underground station.

Our proposed landscape addresses the significant level change between the development plot and the adjacent rear gardens to Kenilworth Gardens. This was achieved by sensitive landform and a section of retaining wall. The interface between the existing gardens and proposed building mass was particularly sensitive.The Local Authority required CGIs to demonstrate how our proposals would soften the proposed building mass when viewed from the existing dwellings and gardens.

Our landscape proposals also included the design of a small play area located at ground level within the communal space. Elements of play equipment for children aged 0 to 11 years was included within this area.


20th October 2021

Davis Landscape Architecture Poppyfields Station Road Gamlingay Bedfordshire Commercial SUDS Landscape Architect Project CompleteWe are pleased to to see the external works associated with this fabrication workshop extension in Gamlingay, Bedfordshire complete. The workshops are now fully operational.

Our proposal provided circulation routes for staff and delivery vehicles, new car parking, a new loading bay facility and a biodiverse landscape suitable for this rural setting. The majority of the paving for the new parking bays and running surfaces were permeable and allowed for in ground infiltration. The planting consisted of native tress, ground cover planting and an area of wildflower meadow under planted with native bulbs.

Our scope was to provided landscape related information to satisfy planning conditions and to provided tender information. We were then novated to the main contractor for the final stage of this project until its completion.


26th June 2021

Davis Landscape Architecture Maritime House Clapham London Office Landscape Architect Design Steps Detai IconWe were pleased to to see the landscape element of this refurbished office development in Clapham complete. The office is now occupied and offers approximately 1,000m2 of lettable floor space. Our proposal provided a new direct stepped route to the entrance of the building and a ramped access route for disabled users. Both of these routes are fully Part M compliant. The frontage to the building also provides controlled vehicular access for deliveries. We have helped to secure planning consent in this Conservation Area, provided tender and construction information and inspected the external works as they progressed.


29th April 2021

Davis Landscape Architecture Coral London Road Romford Havering London Residential Landscape Architect Roof Garden Design Rendered Plan Planning IconWe were delighted to announce that the London Borough of Havering’s Planning Department have decided to grant planning approval (pending legal agreement) for this proposed 88 dwelling development with car parking at ground floor. The development plot is located on a Coral car park to the west of Romford town centre.

The ground floor landscape proposals include a car park which extends beneath the footprint of the building, boundary treatments, the interface between the private patios and the public realm and improvements to the street scene. Our landscape proposals also included the design of four roof gardens at Levels 4, 5 and 6. Each of these gardens accommodate elements of play for children from 0 to 11 years.


06th April 2021

Davis Landscape Architecture New Kent Road Southwark London Render Visualisation Residential Hotel Landscape Architect Roof Garden Design Planning IconWe were pleased to announce that the London Borough of Southwark’s Planning Department have decided to grant planning approval (pending legal agreement) for this proposed 200 room hotel development with 1,354msq of work/ maker space at ground floor. The development plot is located at 221 New Kent Road, Southwark and is located on the site of an existing warehouse building.

The ground floor proposals include car parking and pockets of ornamental planting, including a secluded garden which provides visual amenity for the work/ maker space. The proposals for Levels 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8 roofs include ornamental sedum roof planting. At levels 3 and 6, raised planters are specified adjacent to the vertical walls. These have been specified to enable climbers to be planted and to provide a significant amount of vertical greening.


29th March 2021

Davis Landscape Architecture Churchwood Gardens Tyson Road Lewsham London Residential Landscape Rendered Masterplan IconWe are please to announce we were part of the winning team for the Housing Design Award 2020 – Private Rented Sector – Churchwood Gardens, Forest Hill, London. Jane Findlay, president of the Landscape Institute, appraises our project in this short video.

The development plot is surrounded by rear gardens to existing dwellings. Our landscape design aimed to retain as many of the existing on site mature trees as possible, many of which had TPOs attached. In addition, our landscape architect’s proposals dealt with the challenging cross fall of nearly 10m across the site. Our landscape design needed to incorporate resident’s vehicle access to undercroft parking, service and delivery vehicle access requirements and to incorporate the requirements of Building Control Part M (as far as practicably possible) across the entire site.


24th March 2021

Davis Landscape Architecture High Street Sutton London Render Section Residential Commercial Residential Landscape Architect Landscape Design Planning IconWe were pleased to announce that the London Borough of Sutton’s Planning Department have decided to grant planning approval for this proposed residential development with commercial space at ground floor level, located at 324 – 346 High Street, Sutton. This development, on the site of an existing dilapidated public house, will provide 30 new homes and commercial floor space at ground level. The homes are arranged over five floors with a shared amenity space on top of the building. This amenity space has been designed as four distinct rooms, providing opportunities for several groups of people to enjoy these space simultaneously. One of the rooms has been designed as a play space for children up to the age of five years. Parking for this development is located a ground floor and basement levels.


01st September 2020

Davis Landscape Architecture Leyton Green Road Walthamstow Render Plan Residential Landscape Architect Design IconWe were pleased to announce that Waltham Forest’s Planning Department have decided to grant planning approval for this proposed residential development located at 92 Leyton Green Road Walthamstow. The development, on the site of an existing respite care centre, will accommodate 47 new homes. Our proposal was developed in partnership with Waltham Forest Council and Jerram Falkus. The homes are arranged in two blocks which enclose a courtyard space. This space accommodates private gardens and a shared amenity spaces with equipment to facilitate play for children up to 11 years old. A significant number of existing mature trees are being retained as part of our proposal and SUDS principals are being adopted to the external spaces throughout this scheme. We look forward to delivering this development with Jerram Falkus, with its start date imminent.


24th August 2020

Davis Landscape Architecture Leathrhead Road Chessington Kingston London Render Plan Residential Landscape Architect Design IconWe are please to announce that the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames’ Planning Department has granted planning approval for the proposed residential development located at 11-25 Leatherhead Road, Chessington. These new buildings will provide 43 residential units with car and cycle parking and amenity space. We developed a landscape strategy for a shared type space at the heart of this development which accommodates a community green (SUDS feature) with play facilities; defensible private spaces; pedestrians circulation; and the needs of necessary motor vehicles. To the front of the plot our proposed podium deck landscape design deals with the interface between the proposed building and the Leatherhead Road public footpath. To its rear perimeter it addresses the complex levels to the rear gardens of the crescent shaped residential block and the plot boundary.


09th July 2020

200709 Davis Landscape Architecture Westmead Road Carshalton Sutton London Render Plan Residential Landscape Architect Design NewsWe are please to announce that the London Borough of Sutton Planning Department has granted planning approval for the proposed residential development located at 71-75 Westmead Road, Carshalton. This new building will provide 35 self contained flats with car parking and amenity space. Our landscape design was limited to ground level and included the design of an under 5 years play area; private patios to all ground floor units; and the car parking layout. A trellis structure was specified to all external parking bays to reduce its visual impact. We were also responsible for preparing a number of reports, including Existing Play Space Assessment, Child Yield Calculations and Green Space Factor Calculation.


16th June 2020

Davis Landscape Architecture Gillan Court Lewisham Render Visualisation Residential Landscape Architect Design Play NewsWe are please to announce that the Lewisham Planning Department has decided grant planning approval for Gillan Court’s proposed residential development and associated landscape located off Baring Road, Grove Park. The proposed new building is located behind an existing housing association block of flats. Our remit was to design a landscape scheme which provides an amenity space for the residents of the existing housing and new housing. Our landscape design needed to accommodate a number of existing TPO trees, a new under 5 years play area, ground floor patios to the existing flats, car parking and pedestrian access.


23rd February 2020

200223 Davis Landscape Architecture Maritime House Clapham London Commercial Landscape Architect Design Construction ImageWe were pleased to see the landscape element of the refurbished office development in Clapham coming along nicely. This office development will offer around 1,010m2 of lettable floor space when complete. This project is being project managed by Arambol LLP (client side) with the main contractor role being carried out by Artemis Interiors. We have helped to secure planning consent in this Conservation Area, provided tender and construction information and are now inspecting the external works as they progress. The anticipated completion date for the external works is April 2020.


12th July 2019

Davis Landscape Architecture London Road Wembley Brent London Render Masterplan Residential Landscape Architect Design Planning IconAfter a lengthy decision making process we are please to announce that the planning committee has voted to grant planning approval for the detailed planning application for the proposed residential development at the end of London Road in Wembley. The development consists of three residential blocks comprising of 170 residential units and a community centre. Our landscape proposals consisted of vehicular and pedestrian access routes; shared private amenity space located on a podium deck; private gardens, boundary treatments and a linear park/ playground which accommodates under 11 years play.


13rd May 2019

Davis Landscape Architecture Churchwood Gardens Tyson Road Forest Hill London Residential Housing Architect Arial Site IconWe are please to see our completed Tyson Road (Churchwood Gardens) project in Lewisham recently featured in the Architects’ Journal Built Projects. The development plot is surrounded by rear gardens to existing dwellings. Our landscape design aimed to retain as many of the existing on site mature trees as possible, many of which had TPOs attached. In addition, our landscape architect’s proposals dealt with the challenging cross fall of nearly 10m across the site. Our landscape design needed to incorporate resident’s vehicle access to undercroft parking, service and delivery vehicle access requirements and to incorporate the requirements of Building Control Part M (as far as practicably possible) across the entire site.


12th April 2019

Davis-Landscape-Architecture-Green-WallWe are currently looking to appoint a Landscape Architect for an immediate or early start. The candidate will have a degree in Landscape Architecture as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. The candidate must have a thorough working knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop and Sketch-up. It would be an advantage to have a working knowledge of and InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, NBS landscape specification and Revit. Please see our
Job Description for full details.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your CV and portfolio to mai[email protected] by Friday 26th April 2019.


23rd February 2019

Davis Landscape Architecture Vintry Mercer Hotel Mansion House London Landscape Architect Design Vestabule Planters Complete IconWe are please to announce the Vintry and Mercer Hotel, Mansion House, is now open for business. The majority of its hotel rooms are complete; its two restaurants are serving food and the Do Not Disturb basement bar is serving cocktails. The majority of the work associated with our input is now complete. This excludes the roof terrace, which is scheduled to be open in two weeks time. Our input into this project was split into two sections; a number of interior landscape interventions and the Mercer Roof Terrace. The main interior interventions included wall mounted planters to the Vestibule entrance area; skylight mounted hanging planters to the Vintry Kitchen; and eclectic planting to the reception area. We excitedly await the opening of the seventh floor roof terrace with its stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard.


25th October 2018

Davis Landscape Architecture Gascoigne West Barking London Residential Masterplan Landscape Architect Design Outline Planning Rendered IconAfter a long decision making process we are please to announce that the Outline Planning Application for the Gascoigne West development along Abbey Road and St. Paul’s Road in Barking has been granted. The development consists of 850 residential units with a significant area of commercial/ community space. Located close to the River Roding and the flourishing Ice House Quarter arts district, this is one of a number of exciting new developments taking place in this area which will help to secure Barking as a desirable destination in which to live and work.


21st September 2018

Davis Landscape Architecture Pieris Place Bulphan Essex Complete Spine Road Residential Landscape Architect Design Green Belt IconWe are please to announce work is now complete on the first phase of Mizen Design and Build’s Piers Place residential development located at the edge of Bulphan. This 2.8ha new build development contains 19 detached luxury houses located within Green Belt, each with an extensive private garden to the rear and front of the property. We have been successful in delivering this project from concept design, planning submission, tender and construction information through to the completion of the first phase. The spine road to this development adopts the principals of “home Zone”, encouraging slower traffic speeds. Two areas of the site are given over to play spaces, one of which doubles up as an ecological area.


06th September 2018

Davis Landscape Architecture Sarena House Silver Works Residential Landscape Architect Communal Garden Play IconWe are please to announce work is now complete on Galliard Homes’ Silver Works site in Colindale, north London. This 1.15ha new build development contains 227 residential units with 256m2 affordable work space. We have been successful in delivering this project from post planning stage through to completion. The landscape zone incorporates ‘home zone’ type principals and accommodates pedestrian circulation, above ground vehicular parking, play areas, a communal linear park with incidental pieces of play equipment and private gardens. Part of the landscape zone is located over a basement car park and within this zone at grade tree planting has been accommodated.


09th July 2018

Davis Landscape Architecture Maurice Wilkes Building Cambridge Office Landscape Architect Design Sculpture Complete IconWe were pleased to have recently attended the Maurice Wilkes Building practical completion lunch, hosted by St John’s College Cambridge. This prestigious office development has already let the majority of its 6,000m2 of lettable floor space and tenants are keen to move in. It was a pleasure to have worked on this smooth running project, a credit to all involved. The team included Client: St John’s College College Cambridge, Developer: Turnstone Estates, Architect: BCR Architects, Planning Consultant: Savills, Engineer: Ramboll, Mechanical & Electrical: Hoare Lea, Quantity Surveyor: Stace, Main Contractor: Vinci Construction.


21st May 2018

180515 Davis Landscape Architecture London Wall Place in Landscape InsightWe are pleased to see the recently completed London Wall Place project in this month’s Landscape Insight magazine. We are proud to have worked with Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd and to have supported them in the detailed design of a number of significant elements. Our scope of works included the Coreten steel edging to the planters and building frontage and the detailed packages of information for three mock ups; the textured stone Clamber Terrace (to the remains of St Alphage Church), the concrete seat/ paving junctions and the textured stone water feature cascade.


29th March 2018

Davis Landscape Architecture London Wall Place Public Realm Landscape Architect Design Corten Steel Planter Construction Complete IconWe are please to see our London Wall Place project nearing completion. Here are a few images of areas which are already complete. We were appointed by Frosts Landscape Construction to provide them with Construction status drawings to enable them to have certain elements of their package fabricated. The areas currently complete include the Coreten steel edging to the planters to the building frontage and the seating steps to the to the sunken area surrounding the St Alphage Church Tower Remains. We look forward to the 50m long water feature and the ramps and seating down to St Alphage Garden being complete in the near future.


15th February 2018

Davis-Landscape-Architecture-Green-WallWe are currently looking to appoint a Senior Landscape Architect and/ or Landscape Architect for an immediate or early start. The candidates will have a degree in Landscape Architecture as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. The candidates must have a thorough working knowledge of AutoCAD or Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite and NBS landscape specification. It would be an advantage to have a working knowledge of Revit and Sketch-up.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your CV and portfolio to [email protected] by Friday 02nd March 2018.


12th January 2018

St Luke's Square Designed by Landscape Architect Davis Landscape Architecture in FutureArch MagazineWe were pleased to see our St Luke’s Square landscape project, designed for Mizen Design Build, featured in this month’s landscape architect’s magazine FutureArch. The article focused on the specification of a synthetic turf over a podium deck to a basement car park instead of living grass. The benefits of synthetic turf over living turf include a lightweight build up, resulting in a minimal load being imposed on structural slabs; a hard wearing surface which can withstand intensive use; a drought tolerant, attractive evergreen pedestrian surface; and the lower maintenance cost.


21st November 2017

171121 Davis Landscape Architecture Maurice Wilkes Building Topping Out CeremonyWe were pleased to attend the topping out ceremony for the Maurice Wilkes Building in Cambridge recently. This office development will offer around 6,000m2 of lettable floor space. This project is being developed by St John’s College Cambridge, being project managed by Turnstone Estates (client side) with the main contractor role being carried out be Vinci Construction. We have helped to secure planning consent on behalf of the client, provided information for the client to enable the tender of this contract and have now been novated to the main contractor. The anticipated completion date for this development is June 2018.


16th October 2017

Davis Landscape Architecture St Lukes Canning Town London Residential Landscape Architect Design Podium Deck Play Rendered Courtyard Visualisation Planning IconWe are please to announce that work is now complete on our St Luke’s, Caning Town, refurbishment/ change of use project. We have been working on this project since the planning submission stage. We prepared a ground floor landscape proposal for this detailed planning submission which responded to this change of use from commercial to residential, providing defensible space to all ground floor units on the inside and outside of this plot. Following the successful planning application we prepared tender information to enable contractors to build the landscape works. The entire courtyard landscape is located on top of of a sloping, stepped structural slab which tops the basement car park for this development. This courtyard space provides attractive private patios for all ground floor units to its perimeter and an area of grass with planting at its centre. A significant play ground area is incorporated into this central space.


15th September 2017

Davis Landscape Architecture Vauxhall City Farm Lambeth Public Space Landscape Architect Design Planning Tender Construction Complete IconWork is now complete on Vauxhall City Farm’s refurbishment. These works formed part of a Section 106 agreement between St James Group and the London Borough of Lambeth. As part of this redevelopment the existing building was repurposed at ground floor level to provide a local cafe and improved facilities for the City Farm. Our brief by St James Group was to provide a suitable landscape setting for the cafe, space for an outdoor classroom and to provide a new duck pond. It was important to our client that these elements were stitched seamlessly into the existing surrounding context.


30th August 2017

Davis Landscape Architecture Chadwell Street Residential Landscape Architect Design Rendered Visualisation Planning IconAfter appearing as an expert witness for Galliard Homes in support of their proposed development in the New River Conservation Area in Islington, North London, we have been successful in appealing against the Local Authority’s decision to refuse Planning Consent. We were able to argue that the proposed landscape scheme satisfied the requirements of DM6.5 of the Islington Development Management Policies (DMP) 2013. We were also able to rebut the Local Authority’s Landscape Officer’s statements for refusal of Planning Consent.


03rd July 2017

Davis Landscape Architecture MHT House Crescent Lane Clapham Lambeth Residential Landscape Architect Bin Store IconWork is now complete on Galliard Homes’ Crescent House residential development, located a few minutes walk from Clapham Common and within Clapham Conservation Area. This development refurbished a Tudor revival style building, originally constructed for the Union of Post office Workers, and made it suitable for use as residential dwellings. The existing landscape contained a number of significant elements which required retention. These included mature trees, an established hedge fronting onto Crescent Lane and existing brick walls to the perimeter of the site. Our landscape architects worked hard to provide landscape solutions which accommodated the existing features of the site whilst providing our client with their requirements in terms of car parking spaces, pedestrian and vehicular circulation and service vehicle access. Our landscape design locates a shared amenity space with a children’s playground to the building frontage, with private ground floor gardens with patios located to its rear. The external levels required our landscape architect’s careful consideration as they needed to interface with existing FFLs of the building. Footpaths needed be elevated to ensure level thresholds be achieved, Cellweb was required within root protection areas of existing trees and a gravel “French Drains’ were required the perimeter of the building as the damp proof course was 700mm below FFL.

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