Land Studio is a leading landscape architecture, engineering and ecology design studio creating nature-based solutions.

Our team has the expertise to create places that enhance biodiversity, responsibly maximise the value of land and connect people with nature.

We have our own in-house sustainable drainage experts who can deliver fully integrated, cost-effective, nature led, sustainable drainage (SuDS) water management solutions. We are working with clients to retrofit sustainable drainage systems.

The Land Studio team also includes Building with Nature accredited experts. The BWN programme is a standards-based award which helps schemes tackle the increasing demand on local authorities and developers to improve biodiversity, place-making, climate change and sustainable water management within their proposals.

Established in 2016, Land Studio works on projects across the UK and provides a full range of services from landscape assessments, full design and layout services, sustainable drainage designs, foul drainage assessments and SAB applications, appeals and expert witness work.

We have great experience of working on challenging sites in sensitive landscapes and our Landscape Visual Impact Assessments present the detailed context for a planning submission which often proves invaluable when it comes to getting approval.

  • If you have a project in Wales and you’re looking for an innovative solution to sustainable drainage, give us a call. A Natural Resources Wales grant scheme is available until September 25th which supports the development of small-scale, retro-fit, sustainable drainage solutions in Wales. SuDS help to reduce surface water flooding in built up areas and can reduce run-off into local rivers and streams. SuDS schemes can also reduce localised flooding and improve water quality in rural landscapes. All applicants need to demonstrate how their project would use innovation to improve current approaches, as well as demonstrating how they would reduce carbon emissions, enhance biodiversity and provide health and wellbeing benefits to the local community.
  • This November a new piece of legislation comes into effect aimed at halting the decline in biodiversity. The new rules will require developers to create 10% more habitat value than they remove when building on a site. Implementing biodiversity net gain (BNG) is challenging and requires plenty of early site planning. Get in touch if you would like to know about how we could help your project.

Simon Richards

Land Studio, The Old Rectory, St Mary’s Hill, Chester CH1 2DW.
01244 319 019
07786 225 480

Land Studio is a Landscape Institute Registered Practice