8. Festival Gardens

We are P-IE (Planit Intelligent Environments), a design practice with a passion for outside spaces and the role they play as building blocks for our communities. For over two decades we’ve been turning spaces into places for people to explore, engage with and most importantly, enjoy. From the UK’s largest regeneration projects to bespoke single site commissions, our team of Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, Visualisers, Animators and Graphic Designers are driven by the challenge to embed design quality within the built environment – whatever the scale, whatever the context.

At the same time, it means paying close attention to commercial realities; whilst every design we create is original and inspiring, it is always delivered with maximum cost efficiency and strict adherence to project timelines.

The P-IE team of over 70 dedicated professionals, each make their own contribution to the ongoing success of our studios in Manchester, London and Liverpool. As an organisation, we encourage our staff to take the initiative and to enjoy the rewards of successful leadership. In this way, we foster a sense of ownership that benefits our teams, our clients and our business through its direct impact on the quality of work we deliver. Our studios are led by our two founders and Managing Directors – Pete Swift and Ed Lister – who are directly supported by four Directors and the wider P-IE family.




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