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Statement on COVID-19

In view of the current unprecedented events resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Macgregor Smith have now relocated our staff to work remotely from home. We have set up IT systems to ensure there is minimal interruption in service and outputs. For general communication we recommend to use emails, but the admin staff can be contacted for phone messages and assistance via the main switchboard number.

Business travel and client facing meetings will be replaced by digital meetings as much as possible, but some small meetings could take place as well as some site visits in the short term.

We will be monitoring the situation on a daily basis and adapting our procedures as necessary, but we would like to reassure our clients and fellow consultants that we have every intention of continuing to provide a full service.

Thank you for your understanding, and we wish for everyone to stay healthy during this time.

Macgregor Smith appointed to deliver landscape vision for Guildford Cathedral

Macgregor Smith will be collaborating with JTP Architects to develop a high quality residential-led development within the estate of the iconic Grade II* listed Guildford Cathedral. The new development, a joint venture between Vivid Homes and Guildford Cathedral, will transform the existing Cathedral site delivering around 100 new homes, revitalised formal landscapes, green-blue infrastructure and a range of spaces for play and recreation.

Promotion!

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Rosie to Senior Landscape Architect! This is extremely well deserved and a reflection of Rosie's excellent leadership and design skills which have played a vital role in some of our biggest projects in Bath and Plymouth.

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!