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James Turner LDA Design

James Turner

Principal Consultant


020 7467 1470

I am a chartered member of the Landscape Institute with almost five years’ professional experience.  I joined LDA Design as a graduate in 2012, having worked at Townshend landscape architects during my year in practice.

Since joining LDA I have worked on several flagship projects including: multiple phases of Battersea Power Station Project, One Nine Elms, Kings College Science Gallery and the Olympic Legacy Proposals.  The huge scale of the Battersea project has allowed me to help deliver two Temporary Landscape Projects from concept to completion, providing public access to the Power Station for the first time in the building’s long history.  When Phase 1 of the project opens in Early Autumn, it will be a significant personal milestone for me, as well as LDA Design.

Outside of work I am a keen sportsman with interests in snowboarding, hiking, mountaineering and cycling.

Q & A

My favourite place is ....

The mountains. I worked as a snowboard coach for 4 years in Colorado in the United States, the Southern Alps and Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTiKcNYHdTA) and have travelled all over the globe to snowboard in some of the most challenging and incredible conditions.

The last book I read was ....

Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy by Tim Moore. Given to me by Andrew Harland.

If you could change one thing about your local high street ....

I’d remove the pedestrian crossings , create a shared surface and ban car access at the weekends, then my roof terrace would be even better!!

Projects I’ve been involved with recently

Battersea Power Station, London

Battersea Power Station, London