Robert Aspland


01392 260 430

I am a chartered landscape architect and director at LDA Design with more than 20 years’ expertise in designing high quality external space. I co-lead the practice’s public realm design offer.

My project experience comprises the design of new and reconditioned parks, including the London 2012 Olympic Park, Burgess Park in Southwark, and a number of parks in Moscow; major mixed-use developments including Battersea Power Station site; and revitalised public spaces including Leicester’s Jubilee Square and Blackpool’s Tower Festival Headland.

Before joining LDA Design in 2003, I worked on the Paddington Basin redevelopment in London and the rejuvenation of the historic Royal William Yard in Plymouth. My focus has always been on developing high-quality, bespoke design solutions.


What’s been your proudest moment since joining LDA Design?

Winning the competition for Blackpool's 'People's Playground' was a real milestone, but probably trumped by walking over the footbridge from Stratford with my family during the Games and seeing the Olympic Park being enjoyed by so many people.

I love the view from …

Our studio in Exeter, on the historic waterfront. In the summer the quay is full of people - tourists, buskers, cyclists, canoeists – and even in winter, there's always something going on.

What was the last book you read?

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I try to read all the Booker winners even though I don’t always agree with the jury. I'm dipping into Uncompromising Expression, a beautifully designed book which tells the story of Blue Note Records and – an abiding passion - hard bop jazz from the fifties and sixties.

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