News

Teesside Park Play Gardens

The landscape upgrades at Teesside Park are now well underway. We have been busy creating a number of play gardens, which are integrated into a wider public realm upgrade to the shopping terraces - these intimate spaces provide a great new green setting where children can play and adults can rest and relax. Plenty of spring blooms will be blossoming over the next few months, with the rest of the construction works due to be completed later this summer.

Bath Bankside Public Consultation & Progress

Bath Bankside is a significant urban regeneration project in the centre of Bath, located in a prime location on the southern banks of the River Avon. Legal & General were appointed by B&NES Council to create a mixed-use development that will transform the site with new employment opportunities, homes, a hotel and amenities for the local community and visitors to the city. Outline planning permission was granted in April 2019.

Since then, Macgregor Smith have been working alongside AHMM Architects to establish a new memorable address for Bath whilst creating a vibrant, happy and sustainable place for residents and visitors to enjoy. The vision is to deliver an exceptional, innovative and environmentally sustainable development which sensitively complements Bath’s UNESCO World Heritage status and creates a world class scheme and a community with long term value.
Detailed designs are now being developed to form part of a Reserved Matters Application to secure detailed planning permission in the following months. As part of this process an interim public consultation was held in December 2019 - further information can be found at www.bathbankside.com.

Newly Qualified CMLI

A huge congratulations to Kelly who has successfully passed her P2C exam to become a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute! Kelly has studied extremely hard over the past 2 years so it is very much deserved and we are hugely proud of her.

We keenly support our colleagues through their professional development by mentoring and hosting regular CPD sessions, workshops and discussion groups, ensuring candidates are fully prepared ahead not just ahead of their exams, but throughout their journey as professionals. Well done again to Kelly!

Landscape Institute Award Winners!

We are extremely proud to have won the ‘Best Small Scale Development’ award for Marlborough Primary School at the 90th LI Awards ceremony - attended by none other than the legend that is Sir David Attenborough!

With the current challenges facing our natural world and our society, creating inspiring outdoor spaces for our youngest generations is absolutely key to getting us all engaged, getting children interested in the outdoors and ultimately fostering a real passion for the future of our environment and public spaces.

A huge well done to everyone involved in the project!

Landscape Institute Award Finalists!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Marlborough Primary School has been shortlisted as a finalist at the Landscape Institute Awards! The awards ceremony takes place at the end of November so we are keeping our fingers crossed for another Marlborough win!

Promotions!

We are thrilled to announce a trio of promotions in the studio. Claire has been promoted to Senior Landscape Architect, Robin to Associate and Jamie to Senior Associate! All extremely well deserved, in recognition of their hard work and the vital roles they all play within the Macgregor Smith team.