Whether you live in a small town, a city or the countryside, the landscape is an integral part of all our lives and we believe it should be placed at the forefront of any new development. Access to well-designed green spaces, especially in heavily developed urban areas, be they parks, public squares, community spaces and streets, has been proven to be beneficial to our health and indeed to our spirit and sense of well-being. Well-designed landscapes can enhance the character and qualities of a place, increase biodiversity and respond to the effects of a changing climate. Well-designed landscapes can provide functional, pleasant outdoor spaces, revitalise urban and neglected areas, and provide a setting to development where people, plants and animals can thrive and coexist.
RSK’s specialist environment team and RSK subsidiaries ADAS, Binnies and, Stephenson Halliday provide comprehensive landscape consultancy, planning, design and management services. We have landscape architects, landscape managers, qualified Green Flag Award judges and chartered members of the Landscape Institute, who apply specialist knowledge and expertise to provide advice throughout the life cycle of a wide range of built development types. In addition, RSK subsidiaries Habitat Management and Twig provide comprehensive landscape construction and maintenance contracting services, giving RSK a unique end-to-end landscape service offer.
We have the capability to undertake a wide range of landscape projects and provide landscape-led solutions to development. We provide expert advice at the initial feasibility stage, highlighting any impacts and advising on methods of mitigation, through to sketch scheme proposals, detailed designs, and long-term management plans. Our integrated and collaborative services encompass landscape planning, landscape and visual impact assessment, masterplanning landscape design, and landscape management including invasive species management. We offer a single-source, cost-effective solutions to our clients’ requirements through the provision of additional complementary services provided by other specialist teams in RSK.
With a strong understanding of potential landscape constraints and opportunities, we add value and help our clients to achieve their specific goals, be it obtaining planning consent, enhancing landscape amenity and design, or cost-effective landscape management and stewardship. By balancing competing technical, commercial and environmental constraints, we produce high-quality, cost-effective landscape-led solutions that work to our clients’ tight deadlines and within legislative restrictions, and provide benefit to the end users and to the environment.
Wide range of services
With a broad skillset and highly qualified team, we are well equipped to offer a wide range of services on projects of any size, significance or complexity. With an attention to detail and ability to work in demanding and time-pressured environments, our clients trust us to create unique spaces complementing architectural features and the character of the surrounding landscape. We are highly experienced in providing assessments and appraisals based on detailed surveys, which increase the likelihood of achieving successful planning applications. RSK offers specialist landscape architecture services as part of a wide variety of related services, which include environmental impact assessments, ecology and biodiversity monitoring, arboriculture, and vegetation management.
We use our varied expertise across landscape planning, design and management to assess the characteristics, history and potential of the site and its landscape context, and to understand the needs of land owners, managers and users. Our clients value our consistently responsive communicative approach and high-quality input based on robust specialist knowledge and experience.