Bernie Foulkes LDA Design

Reimagining the purpose of the university estate

LDA Design Board Director, Bernie Foulkes, will take part in Westminster Higher Education Forum’s discussion on the priorities for the future development of university estates. The event will explore the key themes of competition, local growth and regeneration, and future proofing.

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A new 10-year study will explore how our forests can survive rising levels of co2

Understanding the living landscape

Does anyone really understand how forests will respond to the rise in carbon dioxide?  At the moment, for example, 425 different insects call oak trees ‘home’; how many will survive increased levels of CO2? New data-driven insight will come from a ground-breaking study recently featured on the BBC’s The One Show. LDA Design helped gain planning consent for this 10-year University of Birmingham project, which is one of the most comprehensive field studies of its kind in the world.

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We’re going to MIPIM

A four-strong LDA Design team will be heading to Cannes this year for MIPIM, the world’s largest property event.

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Highland councillors have approved plans for a new GFG Alliance alloy car wheel factory, near Fort William in Scotland.

New Highlands manufacturing plant gets council approval


Highland councillors have approved plans for a new GFG Alliance alloy car wheel factory, near Fort William in Scotland. Production of up to two million wheels a year could begin as early as 2020, creating up to 400 direct new jobs.

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Sherewsbury is looking for a Big Town Plan.

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury

LDA Design has been appointed to help deliver a ‘Big Town Plan’ for Shrewsbury, one of England’s finest county towns.

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Alister Kratt speaking at NSIP Forum 2018

LDA Design shares detailing and design insight at NSIP Forum

The devil is in the detail for large infrastructure projects. Too little information can stop a project but committing too early with too much information can mean there’s less flexibility further down the line. So, what’s the right amount of detail and when’s the right time to use it?

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LDA Design's Alister Kratt has ideas worth spreading

Ideas worth spreading: LDA Design Board Director gives TEDx

Today’s the day! LDA Design Board Director Alister Kratt delivers his TEDx talk on how we can think more positively about major new infrastructure if we stop seeing it through the lens of pure economics and start viewing it through the lens of people and place.

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Is MIPIM a chance to press reset?

MIPIM is all about good conversations, but about what? We think we should use this fantastic opportunity to talk about how to tackle some of the big issues of the day, like loneliness and health and wellbeing, by making great places where people belong. Here are a few of the issues Neil, Esther, Ben and Frazer will be hoping to explore when they are there.

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We have vacancies for urban designers, landscape architects and more...

Time for something different…?

Big newswe’re recruiting in all of our offices. Come and join us. We’d love to hear from you.

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Plymouth is set to benefit from a £27 million transformation.

LDA Design to revamp Plymouth city centre

LDA Design and WSP have been appointed by Plymouth City Council to transform the city’s public realm, drawing people back into the centre.

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