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Bargate Quarter proposals approved

Exciting new proposals for the redevelopment of Bargate Quarter have been granted approval by Southampton City Council. This unique site is located adjacent to the Grade 1 Bargate – the old medieval gateway into the town – with surviving Grade 1 listed Scheduled Ancient Monument town walls running along the north side of the site.
Providing new public open space is a fundamental part of the redevelopment of this city centre site and the enhancement of the setting of the City’s historic walls. The public realm proposals developed by Macgregor Smith include the creation of a new generous pedestrian route through the site – for the first time in decades, residents and users will be able to walk along the length of the revealed town walls, with a unique series of garden spaces and cafes within the setting of the wall.

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Promotions

We are delighted to announce that Jamie has joined our team of Associates. Jamie has led some of our major developments in Birmingham and Lewes – where his professional attitude and drive have played a key role in the success of these projects.
Cormac, Dimitrije and Robin have all become Senior Landscape Architects as a reflection of their hard work and determination to create the highest level of Landscape Architecture on some of our most challenging projects.

25 years of Macgregor Smith!

This October we reach the ripe age of 25! To celebrate this milestone, below we are showcasing our projects old and new. The Millennium Coastal Park in Carmarthenshire was completed in 2001 and 15 years on, is still proving itself to be a beautiful and ever popular scheme. Our latest British Land project at Glasgow Fort was completed last month and shows how materials and design may have evolved but we like to think that the reason of being of our practice – creating high quality, lasting landscapes – continues to hold strong.

Millennium Coastal Park

Funded by the Millennium Commission, the Millennium Coastal Park was a project focused around a vision to give the coast back to the people. Our work for Carmarthenshire County Council included design co-ordination of the project and design for installation. We played a key role in the transformation of over 20km of coastline from industrial wasteland into an award winning parkland, which continues to attract thousands of visitors a year.

Glasgow Fort

Our latest work at British Land’s Glasgow Fort involved an ambitious new scheme for the public realm, with a focus on providing inviting, memorable experiences as people journey through the spaces. Working alongisde glass artist Kirsty Brookes and bronze artist Lucy Casson and pushing the boundaries for incorporation of play into the landscape. We have created an innovative series of public spaces that echoes the character of the local landscape and creates an enjoyable experience for shoppers.

Welcome Rosie and Siana!

Macgregor Smith are pleased to welcome two new colleagues to our team. Rosie joins us as a talented Landscape Architect trained at the University of Edinburgh, with strong experience from her time working at OPEN in Scotland and KLA in London. Siana joins us as our new Office Apprentice – soon to begin a Business Administration NVQ at the City of Bath College.