Gateshead Arena Team Announced

We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed to work alongside HOK and AHR Architects, on the new £200m regional arena, conference and exhibition centre at Gateshead Quays. As a Design Team, we will be developing plans for the 10-acre quays site, which occupies a prime location opposite the Gateshead Millennium Bridge; between Sage Gateshead, the iconic building and concert venue by Foster and Partners and the BALTIC, an historic former industrial, landmark building, now an internationally renowned Centre for Contemporary Art.


Revitalising Sale Town Centre

We are proud to have been appointed, alongside Civic Engineers, by Trafford Council to develop proposals for a scheme to improve and revitalise Sale Town Centre. 


Barcelona: Then and Now

When deciding the location of team GB’s study trip we had to find a location that would encompass the range of projects currently in the team – waterside development, sports ground design, green infrastructure, heritage, urban renewal and shared streets… and preferably sunny and warm (a bit of Autumnal sun to boost mental health and vitamin D levels). So there really couldn’t be anywhere else, tickets to Barcelona were booked.


Shaped by its history, Berlin

There wasn’t much debate about where Planit-IE Team London would go for their study trip – Berlin! The city is well known for its history and the landscapes that have been shaped by it. It had also been ‘home’ to one of our team, Antony Nelson. Tony’s Tours was established to make sure the team was immersed in the culture and history of the city.


Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Opens

Birmingham Conservatoire’s new state-of-the-art home, opened today. The £57 million purpose-built music college provides five new public performance spaces, including a 500-seat concert hall, a 150-seat recital hall and a 100-seat organ studio as well as the East Side Jazz Club. It is the first to be constructed in the UK since 1987 and is the only one in the country specifically designed to cater for the demands of the digital age.


Great Northern Square Consultation

Emerging design proposals for Great Northern Square, Great Northern Warehouse and Deansgate Terrace are being shared with the public at an exhibition on Thursday 10th August, or Thursday 24th August 3pm – 8pm on the ground floor of the Great Northern Warehouse.


The Bruntwood Experiment – RHS Tatton

Exploiting nooks, crannies and undisturbed corners, pioneer plants have gradually colonised parts of our cityscapes. Frequently overlooked, but offering potential benefits to the environment within which they survive and thrive.

‘The Bruntwood Experiment’ considered how resilient urban plants could be utilised to green our cities, support biodiversity, and combat climate change. Could the alternative and accessible approach to horticultural also be a means of bringing people together and enhancing health and happiness?


Altrincham Phase 2 Completion

The benefits of regeneration are apparent as Phase 2 of Altrincham town centre’s public realm works complete. This Modern Market Town is thriving.


Lyon: A Landscape Weekender

As designers we are always looking for new ideas and inspiration, often in the form of an online Landezine binge. But what better way to be inspired than experiencing these places?READ MORE