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Landscape Architecture

Sweco’s landscape architecture design, planning and management specialists design sustainable environments where people can live, work and thrive. With a passion (and global reputation) for creative excellence, we combine cross-sector knowledge and experience to deliver truly transformational solutions. Our services cover environmental planning, energy & carbon, ecology, water management and transport planning

We create high-quality, distinctive spaces through a unique blend of artistic flair and technical know-how, while also focusing on practicality. We can support you throughout your landscape project, offering a complete range of planning, design and management solutions. We also collaborate with leading UK architects to add maximum value.

Sweco Projects win twice at ICE

We’re delighted to announce that two Sweco projects – Bridlington Seafront and Gypsey Race Park – are celebrating success this month, having each picked up prestigious ‘Certificates of Excellence’ at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards – in recognition of their impact on society, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, health, safety & welfare, quality of design, innovation & best practice, difficulty and response, collaboration and excellence in delivery.

Landscape Planning

Sweco’s landscape architects are experienced in providing clients with early-stage advice on the ability of different landscapes to accommodate society’s required change. We offer expertise in the assessment of landscape character and value that have been tested through public inquiry and examination for projects both large and small.

Our analysis of the landscape and of the policy context enables us to develop robust assessment methodologies and to offer clear advice to help secure planning consent for challenging projects in sensitive locations. Our landscape planning services include:

  • Site and options appraisals to determine landscape capacity
  • Outline feasibility studies
  • Routing studies for linear infrastructure
  • Statutory and public consultation
  • Detailed landscape, townscape, seascape and visual impact assessments
  • Expert witness services
  • Verifiable visualisation production

Landscape Design

Sweco is recognised for innovative public realm landscape design for both the public and private development sectors. Our expertise covers urban regeneration projects, public spaces, educational settings, residential developments, health organisations, mixed use developments, as well as retail and major infrastructure.

Our landscape architecture design services include:

  • Landscape masterplanning
  • Outline design
  • Detailed design
  • Contract supervision
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • SuDS
  • Shared surfaces
  • Biophilic design
  • Roof gardens and podiums
  • Ecology and habitat creation

Landscape Management

Sweco embeds future management considerations from the earliest stage in the design process to ensure the long-term success of our client’s schemes. In specifying durable materials and robust design detailing, we ensure that maintenance costs are kept to a minimum for the lifetime of the scheme. We prepare landscape maintenance and management plans which ensure schemes are kept clean and safe.

Core sectors

  1. Public Realm
  2. Offices & Business Parks
  3. Parks & Open Space
  4. Urban Regeneration
  5. Residential
  6. Mixed Use & Retail
  7. Education

Our creative teams demonstrate our passion for design excellence and have the ability to inspire and guide the design and to successfully deliver the vision.

Robin Meade Associate Landscape Architect


Our approach to architecture

We have a design philosophy that focuses on the creation of memorable places with a distinct identity, clear spatial form and sensitive integration within the local context. Our solutions are practical, robust and recognise the changing demands made on the external environment. We believe that landsape planning and design plays a critical role in the successful development of our towns and rural areas and we strive to create enjoyable, high quality spaces

Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 18,000 engineers, consultants and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable.​ With international multi-disciplinary teams, we can call on the right insight and technical capability at the right time from across Buildings, Infrastructure, Advisory & Planning and Compliance.​
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