I am a senior consultant and chartered Landscape Architect with Master degrees in both Urban Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture from Leeds Metropolitan University. My background reflects my love for the natural environment alongside a keen interest in the urban context, and how the two can be combined to create enjoyable, sustainable and memorable places.
I was the landscape lead on the South Kilburn masterplan, in the London Borough of Brent. The plan will deliver around 2,400 homes, new schools, and transformed ‘green’ streets for the people of Kilburn. I also led the landscape design for the regeneration of the Church Street ward in Westminster, London, which will provide new parks, enhanced streets and a rejuvenated daily street market. Other favourite projects have been the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Transformation (huge and iconic); Gorky Park, Moscow (bringing a historic park into the 21st century); and St Mary’s Lodge, Greenwich Park (small-scale but big impact).
The Peak District – it was an amazing place to grow up, building fires in the great outdoors.
Alexandra Palace in North London - especially on Bonfire Night.
Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney (it was pretty good).