LandShape is a Landscape Institute Registered landscape architectural practice formed in 2009 and led by director Helen Palmer, a chartered landscape architect and urban designer with over 30 years’ experience in a variety of sectors. 

Helen has a wealth of experience from a varied background of work throughout the UK and in Asia and the Middle East and has a proven track record for designing and delivering successful projects from community gardens to international airports. Helen has experience in both the public and private sector and has undertaken considerable consultation with communities to encourage engagement in projects resulting in user-focused but well designed spaces. Helen has worked extensively with multi-disciplinary teams including planners, architects and engineers and her work on public parks, schools, community facilities and private spaces has instilled a design led response to problems.

LandShape is a practice which prides itself on its individual approach to each commission and client to include high quality design solutions based on environmental, sustainable and social principles.  LandShape can provide solutions or advice for any landscape related problem or design issue, at all scales from domestic garden design to masterplanning of residential estates, public space including urban realm and public park or for long term management and longevity of any project.

LandShape can provide the following services:

  • Landscape design and implementation from concept through to management
  • Landscape surveys and analysis
  • Cost plans and specifications
  • Landscape management and maintenance: preparation of management plans
  • Urban design and masterplanning
  • Landscape and visual impact assessment (LVIA), including expert witness for planning appeal
  • Landscape plans and advice to accompany planning applications
  • Funding applications to grant awarding bodies, particularly HLF.
  • Public parks, especially heritage parks with HLF funding
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