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5th December 2019 Over 6 months Compton Quay has been rapidly coming out of the ground, this sequence of aerials shows the dramatic change.
Landscape Institute Awards 2019
28th November 2019 Several members of the team attended the LI awards this year, a lovely afternoon especially hearing David Attenborough speak and receive his lifetime achievement award.
Who Doesn’t Love Autumn?
12th November 2019 Trees are magnificent things and we at ALD always appreciate a tree tagging trip, this time the autumn colour was glorious. Can you identify the trees?
Ashford is Open
11th November 2019 It has been a long time coming, with a huge team effort and collaboration we were delighted to witness the official opening of the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Ashford. Happy shopping! Click on the photo to view a link to ITV news.
A Lovely Day for A Site Visit
7th November 2019 What a difference 2 weeks make, finally we have sun, blue sky and some turf down at Wood Wharf, things are moving fast on site.
What a View!
23rd October 2019 Would you like to come in to work with this view? If so visit our careers page, we are always happy to receive CV’s of like-minded people.
15th August 2019 Catherine undertook a revisit to one of our projects The Temperate House Cascade as part of a CPD day at Kew, I think you will agree that the Water Cascade has matured beautifully and the sculptures by Dale Chihuly add another dimension of interest.
The Green Wall is Going Up!
6th April 2019 Work has started to install the first phase of the green wall at the Ashford Designer Outlet, it is currently considered to be the UK’s largest hydroponic, sustainable, living wall project. All the teams hardwork is paying off, this will look a pretty picture when its in full bloom. See news piece hosted on the BALI website for more information.
1st April 2019 A well written article by Tim O’Hare of Tim O’Hare Associates about podium landscapes and how to choose the right soils for your project. Several of the example images featured are projects that ALD have had involvement in alongside Tim and his highly skilled and knowledgeable team. View page 16 & 17 on the link to read the full article.
March 2019 Here at ALD we have been fortunate to be getting to grips with BIM! Several staff have taken part in either refresher sessions or more in depth sessions in the last 5 weeks. Its certainly been a fun process and initially several crazy structures were built. But that probably reflects some projects aspirations in real life!
19th March 2019 London Dock Phase 1 has been shortlisted for a Planning Award in the Regeneration Category.
Storm Gareth Doesn't Stop Work!
14th March 2019 Tree tagging during Storm Gareth a very interesting and soggy day choosing the street trees that will be destined for Wood Wharf, London.
S1 Roof / Roof Terrace
7th March 2019 Kym had the opportunity to visit the S1 roof at Kings Cross. The upper roof is a sedum blanket and is looking good and very healthy. The accessible roof terrace is also looking clean, crisp and considered a success. The effect is created through a simple palette of materials, laid with good coordination and installation to full product sizes and coordinated units / planters / bench and timber layouts.
Ashford Designer Outlet
7th March 2019 'The Heart' at Ashford Designer Outlet is finally getting dressed! The pavement and other surfaces are moving along at a pace!
Landscape Led Planning Day
21st February 2019 An educational day was had at the Landscape Institute organised CPD day with many of the Industry leaders discussing changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and how they affect our professional practice.
Would You Like to Work Here?
January 2019 Applied Landscape Design are recruiting, see our careers page for positions available, if you think you would be a great fit, and bring a bit of sparkle to the team like this frost the other day then please apply.
Ashford Green Wall Visit
17th January 2019 A quick pop along to the Biotecture to see how the live green wall is fleshing out and developing in advance of the first phase of installation in February 2019 on site.
A Revisit to Duns Tew Solar Farm
17th January 2019 Whilst out and about undertaking another LVIA in the area, the team drove past the Solar Farm at Hill Farm, 3 years on from installation the mitigation landscaping is starting to fill out and filter the desired views.