Landscape and Gardening Awards 2017

Build 2017 Landscaping & Gardening Awards 12 LC Environmental provides a range of services including landscape design, environmental and ecological consultancy and planning consultancy to assess compliance with planning policy and legislation. In addition to planning based development, the firm also provide design advice to private clients to realise the garden of their dreams, a process driven by listening to the client desires and ambitions to align pragmatically with the constraints of the site. Keith outlines how the firm works closely with each client to produce the desired outcome. “The complexity of each new project and new client brings a need to implement new management processes to manage both the level of information and intensity of the design. Essentially it is all about managing and presenting current information to the client in a professional manner in accordance with the Landscape Institute’s requirements. “Despite the unique nature of every client and project we work on; the one factor that connects them all is our dedication to providing the very best finished project. In order to achieve this, we research thoroughly on a regular basis to investigate worldwide approaches to landscape management to offset climate change and the effects a downturn in the economy, notwithstanding the potential effects of ‘Brexit’. Landscape planning at Hilton, our current project, is formed around the works of Piet Oudolf planting designs and Travis Becks ecological planting principles. Together these are revolutionary approaches to planting and managing public open space.” The Hilton Development in Rosyth, the firm’s current project, is a large residential and commercial development based on the Garden City Movement of the early 1800s, where Ebenezer Howard shared a vision of social equality within a safe and pollution free living environment surrounded by parks, gardens, allotments and tree lined avenues. This project requires a high level of urban park designs, ecologically adaptive planting schemes and new solutions for sustainable landscape management, and, as Keith concludes, this innovative approach remains Best Landscape Architecture Practice - South Scotland TLC Environmental Limited is Chartered Landscape Practice registered through the Landscape Institute, specialising in a range of services to assist in the planning of new developments through meeting the requirements of site specific planning requirements. We invited Keith Vernon to tell us more. T LAG17002 Company: TLC Environmental Limited Address: Old Telephone Exchange, 9A Strathaven Road, Lesmahagow, ML11 0DN Phone: 01555894631 Email: [email protected] Website: his firm’s ongoing focus as it seeks to offer clients the very highest standard of service. “Looking to the future, TLC Environmental will continue and strengthen its dynamic core business model of offering our clients a multi-disciplinary one-stop shop for initial landscape design and geo-technical investigations along with a wider planning consultancy to assist our clients in realising their vision.”