17/07/19 -

Shortlisted masterplans for MK:U International Design Competition revealed

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(Image courtesy of Hawkins\Brown) A proposal by Hawkins\Brown with KCAP, BuroHappold Engineering, Sam Jacob Studio and Grant Associates is one of five masterplans shortlisted for the MK:U International Design Competition. Milton Keynes originated as a place where knowledge, leisure, culture, technology and nature all come together, and this ambition continues to the present day. Milton…

Forest of Imagination stages festival of creativity with the Holburne Museum

Dreamer the Rabbit at Forest of Imagination 2019

Thousands of Bath residents and visitors enjoyed a magical weekend of creativity when pop-up contemporary arts festival Forest of Imagination was staged at The Holburne Museum. The award-winning arts event returned to the city on 20-24 June 2019 with a multi-sensory array of outdoor and participatory art installations, workshops and sculptures in the museum grounds and Sydney…

11/07/19 -

Oak Processionary Moth

The Landscape Institute has notified its members that rootballed oak trees imported from the Netherlands in the last year and planted in different locations across the UK are infested with Oak Processionary Moth.  Caterpillars of the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) are a pest which can be a hazard to the health of oak trees, people…

31/05/19 -

Grant Associates ‘Rewilding Garden’ opens to public in Beijing


A garden designed by Grant Associates on behalf of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) for International Horticultural Exposition – Expo 2019 Beijing has opened to the public, giving people a chance to experience ‘wild’ nature in the Chinese capital. Grant Associates’ ‘Rewilding Garden’ is a permanent exhibition garden at the expo, which is taking place in Beijing…

28/05/19 -

Andrew Grant selected for influential new Design Group

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Andrew Grant, founder and director of landscape architect Grant Associates, is one of ten people selected by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to form an influential new Design Group. The Design Group will be champions for design excellence in all new national infrastructure. They will lobby to ensure that design is considered at the outset…

20/05/19 -

Andrew Grant to present at Bristol’s Architecture Centre


Andrew Grant, director and founder of landscape architect Grant Associates, is to give a talk about how to incorporate nature into cities at an event organised by The Architecture Centre. Andrew’s presentation ‘Gardens by the Bay’ will take place at 18:30-20:00 on 27th June 2019 at The Architecture Centre which is based at the Arnolfini…

08/05/19 -

Grant Associates on design team for proposed YTL Arena in Bristol

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YTL has announced the design team for its plan to deliver an arena for Bristol in the historic Brabazon hangars. The company has selected architect Grimshaw, working in partnership with Manica Architecture and landscape architect Grant Associates, for the project to create an arena by repurposing the Brabazon aircraft hangars at the former Filton Airfield. YTL’s vision…

17/04/19 -

Forest of Imagination teams up with Holburne Museum for summer festival

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Award-winning arts and design pop-up Forest of Imagination returns to Bath on 20-24 June 2019, teaming up with the Holburne Museum to stage a festival of fantastical installations, creative workshops and sculptures designed to spark everyone’s imagination. Taking place for its sixth consecutive year, the free, five-day participatory event will invite people of all ages and from…

27/03/19 -

Planning approval for first homes at Filton Airfield

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Planning approval to deliver 278 new homes on the site of the former Filton Airfield has been granted by South Gloucestershire Council. The new homes form the first phase in the transformation of the historic airfield site into a thriving new neighbourhood for Bristol, known as Brabazon. Grant Associates is creating the landscape and public realm…

08/03/19 -

Planning success for former HM Prison Kingston site

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A scheme to regenerate Portsmouth’s former HM Prison Kingston into 267 homes has been given planning approval and listed building consent by Portsmouth City Council’s Planning Committee. Grant Associates is designing the landscape strategy for the Victorian gaol, which is being masterplanned by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on behalf of City & Country Group. The…