Landscape Architecture - Hyder Consulting

Landscape Architecture - Hyder Consulting



Hyder’s Landscape Architecture

Horrocks Quarter, Preston













Hyder’s Landscape Architecture







Green Infrastructure







New Union Wharf, London



Outstanding People - Exceptional Solutions

Hyder is a multi-disciplinary design and

advisory consultancy with a track record of

helping clients to achieve their aspirations

for projects. We bring innovative, pragmatic

and cost-effective solutions to complex

schemes and have experience of providing

a diverse range of landscape architecture


These range from providing strategic landscape

advice to bodies such as the Olympic Delivery

Authority and undertaking assessments of

Nationally Significant Infastructure Projects

(NSIP), to high quality landscape and public

realm design for projects including Bicester Eco

Development and University of Bath campus



Hyder’s Landscape Architecture


We have long-standing experience in applying

rigorous assessment methods to understand

the characteristics of sites and their context.

This understanding is essential for us to provide

comprehensive landscape advice in respect of

strategic land evaluation, site selection, scheme

options and the design process. Our senior staff also

have a track record of providing expert evidence at

public inquiries.

UK Renewable Energy

Key Assessment Projects

Key Projects

Dyfnant Wind Farm, Wales

We undertook a comprehensive landscape and visual impact

assessment (LVIA) for a proposed Nationally Significant Infrastructure

Project (NSIP), involving erection of 32 wind turbines over 100m tall,

sub-station and 132 kV electrical connections to the National Grid,

on behalf of Scottish Power Renewables. This included desk and field

survey work, consultation, inputs to the design process/mitigation

measures, and reporting of landscape and visual effects (including

cumulative effects). The LVIA work included preparation of scheme

and cumulative Zones of Theoretical Visibility (ZTVs), wireframes,

and photomontages, using WindFarm software. We also prepared the

Shadow Flicker Assessment for the scheme.

Preesall Underground Gas Storage Facility,


GIS and Modelling

We use the latest

technology to support our

assessment and advisory

services, including GIS

(Geographical Information

Systems), 3D Modelling

and CGI (Computer

Generated Images).

We undertook a comprehensive landscape and visual impact assessment (LVIA) of the proposed Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP),

involving creation of caverns for underground gas storage, pumping and sub stations,electrical connections and gas interconnector pipeline, on

behalf of Halite Energy. This included desk and field survey work, consultation, inputs to the design process/mitigation measures, and reporting

of landscape and visual effects (including preparation of photomontages). We provided expert witness services for the initial public inquiry and

landscape and visual advice for the most recent examination in public.


Hyder’s Landscape Architecture

Crossrail Whitechapel, London

Key Assessment Projects

Key Projects

Olympic Park and Legacy, London

New Union Wharf, London

The Olympic Park and surrounds has and will continue to entail rapid

development within a highly complex planning context. During the

process, we have provided landscape architecture and open space

parameters advice in respect of Hyder’s contract to provide environmental

and sustainability advisory services to the Olympic Delivery Authority

Planning Decisions Team and London Legacy Development Corporation.

M40 Longbridge Bypass, Warwickshire

We have undertaken a townscape and visual impact assessment for the

proposed residential development on behalf of East Thames Group,

involving tall buildings and corresponding assessment with due regard for

the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment/English Heritage

Guidance and the London View Management Framework. In order to assess

its impact, the visual influence of the development was modelled using

Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) remote sensing data – this enables

the three-dimensional relief map of cityscape (including buildings) to be

taken into account in visibility mapping.

The scheme provides a 2.8km dual carriageway bypass carrying the

A46 between Coventry and Stratford-upon -Avon over the M40, west of

the existing motorway junction. Landscape considerations have been

paramount throughout our involvement in feasibility/assessment, public

consultation, public inquiry, design and construction. In particular, we

have helped to achieve appropriate design in response to the nearby

Sherbourne Village Conservation Area and the involvement in sustainable

drainage design to feed run-off through a system of wetlands which provide

attenuation, remove contamination, and incorporate habitat creation

measures. In recognition of the standard of environmental design the

project has received a designer’s Excellent CEEQUAL Environmental Award.

Crossrail, London

Hyder was appointed to provide engineering and environmental

consultancy for London’s Crossrail project - Europe’s largest

infrastructure project. Under this framework Hyder was awarded the

design and appraisal of Whitechapel (shown opposite) which will provide

underground connections to Crossrail, London Underground and the East

London Line. Hyder’s landscape architects worked in collaboration with

the Crossrail design team to provide townscape and visual appraisal and

advisory services during the planning stages.


Hyder’s Landscape Architecture


Bicester Eco Development:


Green Infrastructure Typology

We use our understanding of sites and their

context to fully evaluate development

opportunities. As part of multi-disciplinary

teams, we examine the range of physical and social

considerations, including the water environment,

wildlife and habitats, landform and geology, local

character/identity, and accessibility, to inform

strategies for the public realm, green infrastructure

and cohesive masterplans. This is supported by longstanding

experience of stakeholder engagement

and public consultation. Guided by the information

gathered at the early stages of a project, we strive to

deliver innovative and sustainable design solutions

that are rooted in place.

We fully embrace the range of design communication

tools and techniques – from high quality had drawn

graphics to 3D visualisation and BIM (Building

Information Modelling)/COBie (Construction

Operations Building Information Exchange).

Key Design Projects

Key Projects

Bicester Eco-Development

University of Bath Campus Enhancements

Bicester Eco-Development, a 5,000 residential unit for 350ha site, is one

of only four eco-towns that have met the Government’s high standards,

with the regeneration of Bicester at the heart of the scheme. Hyder’s

landscape architects have been working with the wider project team to

provide masterplanning, design and assessment services, together with

planning for long-term land management, on behalf of P3Eco and A2

Dominion. In particular, the green infrastructure strategy for the project

has been led by the Hyder landscape team.

The University of Bath sits within the context of nearby Cotswolds Area

of Outstanding Natural Beauty and City of Bath World Heritage Site.

The University takes pride in its campus environment, which includes a

national tree collection. Since 2009, Hyder’s landscape team has been

providing strategic advice regarding the campus masterplan, together

with detailed landscape (hard and soft) design and construction phase

support for campus enhancement projects including Arrivals Square, 1

West Building and, most recently, the new Centre for the Arts. Arrivals

Square was completed in 2010, 1 West is currently under construction,

with construction of Centre for the Arts programmed for 2013. The

Arrivals Square project achieved an Excellent BREEAM rating and the

landscape design won a place in the Royal Institute of British Architects

Higher Education Design Exhibition 2011.


Hyder’s Landscape Architecture

Wellington Place, Leeds

Key Design Projects

Key Projects

Shoreham Port

Wellington Place, Leeds

Hyder was commissioned by Shoreham Port Authority (SPA) to prepare

a port masterplan. The Port Masterplan has helped to demonstrate a

contribution to the regional and national economy and secure SPA’s

future as a Trust Port. The masterplan process also involved working with

partners to meet local regeneration objectives, particularly in relation

to the seafront public realm. Stakeholder consultations with tenants and

regeneration partners were held throughout the masterplan process to

provide opportunities to contribute to the proposals.

The whole exercise turned out to be extremely worthwhile,

both internally and externally to our stakeholders…

This has given us a great foundation for the strategic

‘development of the port and we are very pleased with it.

Chief Executive Shoreham Port Authority

Hyder was commissioned by MEPC to produce a masterplan for this

mixed-use development site in central Leeds. The major challenge was

to design a temporary landscape that retains important elements of the

former brownfield site, whilst allowing for public access and laying the

foundations for a more permanent landscape. The heart of the scheme

is the development of a new public square around the historic Lifting

Tower, which contributes to a strong sense of place, together with

introducing flexible spaces for recreation. The scheme reflects MEPC’s

substantial commitment to the area, which is vital to the success of

future regeneration.

Horrocks Quarter, Preston

Hyder was commissioned by Brookhouse, as part of a multi-disciplinary

team, to prepare an urban mixed-use masterplan and public realm design

for this historically important quarter of Preston. The site was occupied

by the former Horrocks textile producers, which formed an important

design reference in place-making. Integration of retail proposals, detailed

analysis of pedestrian connectivity, and future development opportunities

were key to the proposals. The design principles for the public realm were

conceived through comprehensive urban analysis.


Hyder’s Landscape Architecture

Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort

International Projects


Utilising our global expertise

In addition to the UK landscape team, Hyder

offers landscape architecture teams, with

established reputations for excellence, in

the Middle East and East Asia. Recent major

projects have included the Al Ain Wildlife

Park & Resort in United Arab Emirates (shown

opposite), for which UK staff provided

support, and the award winning Hong Kong

Greening Masterplan.


Hyder’s Landscape Architecture


Our landscape architects offer technical excellence

across the fields of strategic planning, urban design

and detailed landscape design; our staff have longstanding

experience of providing effective project

and stakeholder management, and acting as expert

witness at public inquiry when required.

University of Bath


Robert Kitch

Aydin Zorlutuna

Mark Cartwright

Rob is a Chartered Member of the Landscape

Institute and is an examiner for Birmingham

City University landscape architecture

degree course. He has over twenty years of

professional experience covering the spectrum

of landscape and visual impact assessment,

masterplanning and design.

Aydin is a Chartered Member of the Landscape

Institute and is an examiner for the Landscape

Institute professional pathway. He has over

twenty years of professional experience

in landscape architecture, urban design,

masterplanning, public realm design and

landscape and visual impact assessment.

Mark has over ten years of experience in the

field of landscape and visual impact assessment,

landscape design, and wider environmental

planning consultancy. He is a Chartered Member

of the Landscape Institute, Chartered Scientist,

Chartered Environmentalist and Registered EIA


Rob has worked on Nationally Significant

Infastructure Projects (NSIPs) and has acted as

expert witness at public inquiries throughout

the UK. He also has a track record of detailed

landscape design and implementation for major


Aydin has both led and supported on a number

of public realm strategies and urban design

frameworks as well as detailed design and

implementation projects. Recent projects

include masterplanning and detailed design

for Bicester Eco-Development masterplan,

together with regeneration projects across

the UK. He collaborates closely with other

built environment professionals and has

long-standing experience of effective

communication, including presentations to

project stakeholders and public consultation.

In his capacity as a consultant, he has advised

government agencies, statutory undertakers

and developers on a range of infrastructure and

development schemes. Mark has acted as expert

witness for public inquiries and adjudication

proceedings, and is an acknowledged

contributor to key industry publications,

including the EIA Handbook (published by

Thomas Telford) and recent RIBA Design Quality



Hyder Consulting (UK) Limited

Office Locations


London Head Office

Hyder Consulting (UK) Limited

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