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Landscape design

It's well known that greener streets are healthier streets and for 30 years Groundwork has helped communities to create their own gardens, play areas, allotments and parks.

We work with community groups, housing associations and local authorities to improve all sorts of green spaces for people to use for exercise, to relax, for children to play and for people of all ages to enjoy being outdoors. 

Our landscape architects have the skills to make places cleaner, streets safer and outside areas green and beautiful.

We believe passionately in the importance of quality design that connects with the needs of communities. Groundwork leads the way in creating landscape solutions that put people first.

Our work focuses on improving the quality of life in areas of greatest need and is underpinned by principles of sustainability, biodiversity and quality. We promote the use of recycled and reclaimed materials in our projects and seek to ensure our suppliers meet our environmental standards.

We take an integrated approach, with landscape professionals working closely 
with community project officers, youth workers and education or regeneration workers. This unique blend of skills enables the community and client to be fully involved with each stage of the design process.

Groundwork has experience of delivering a broad range of landscape initiatives including:
  • Derelict land restoration
  • Community gardens and other open spaces
  • Urban parks and open spaces/green routeways
  • Urban design and masterplanning
  • Formal and informal play areas
  • Sports facilities
  • School (and pre-school) grounds
  • Community allotments and health projects
  • Community arts projects, 
  • land art and sculpture
  • Green roofs
  • Housing estates, alley-gating and homezones
  • Strategic routes such as road corridors, cycleways and waterside improvements
  • Heritage sites
  • Business frontages
  • Green business parks and industrial estates
  • Landscape management plans and design strategies


To find out how we can help you please contact your local Groundwork Trust:

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