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ARM HQ – Eastern Carpark complete

The ARM headquarters construction phase is well under way, so much so that the eastern carpark has now been completed and is in use by staff members. There are still a few bits of soft landscaping to be planted to the rear of the car park but all other plants to the car park entrance have been put in place as have the areas of hard landscape including parking bays.

 The planting has recently been implemented (hence why it looks a little small) but is expected to flourish and spread once the growing season begins. Plants used include Anemone x hybrid ‘Honorine Jobert’, Lonicera pileata and Polypodium vulgare. Clematis armandii has been given an excellent network of wires to climb and should quickly cover the northern façade of the car park. Maintenance, particularly over the next 12 months, will be crucial to the success of these plants and we are excited to see how well they perform. 

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Fixing our broken house market – Trumpington Meadows

Nice to see one of our favourite residential housing projects in Cambridge, Trumpington Meadows, features as a case study in the newly published government white paper on “Fixing our broken housing market”.


To read the white paper go here

To find out more about our involvement with the Trumpington Meadows project go here

Basildon Public Realm

Anticipation grows as Basildon Town Council develop St Martins Square.

Our in-house 3D Designer Steve Woodhouse helped develop a series of 3d images to give the council the ability to show the general public just what the landscape would look like.

For more information on our involvement in the St Martins Square Public Realm project go here

Liz Lake Associates offer a comprehensive 3D Design service go here for more information.

You can email Steve to find out more about how he can help bring your ideas to life.


Lincoln Science and Innovation Park.

We are excited to have been appointed to work with Lincoln Science and Innovation Park to prepare a masterplan and outline planning application for phase 2 of the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park. Lincoln Science and Innovation Park was founded in 2012 as a joint venture between the University of Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Co-op. It represents the only site in Lincolnshire dedicated to science, innovation and R&D across both commercial and public sectors. The park is rapidly developing and phase 2 will offer plots and new-builds located within a parkland setting for innovation led firms seeking to move into the park.



We are delighted to have been appointed by the Chamberlain Highbury Trust to develop proposals to restore the landscape of Highbury – the home of Joseph Chamberlain. Chamberlain was a politician and statesman but he was also a keen botanist with a particular passion for orchids.

Highbury’s grounds were landscaped by Edward Milner and followed the fashion of the times. They included a new rose garden, a Dutch garden, an Italian garden and a rock garden. The wider grounds contain several large ponds set within unspoilt pasture and woodland. Most of the grounds became a public park in 1930.

Proposals are now being drawn up for the restoration of the house and its grounds.


Merry Christmas 2016…

Christmas Message

Notification of Liz Lake Associates Christmas closure:

We’ve had an amazing year working with great people on very inspiring projects and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our valued clients, associates and friends a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.  We look forward to working with you all throughout 2017. 

We will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from 4pm on Friday 23rd December, and will be back in the office on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Take a look at our interactive christmas prezi…


Alastair and Simeon join the Bristol team

This summer has seen some interesting changes in the Bristol office. Samantha is now on parental leave following the birth of her daughter Eleanor on 30th July 2016. Alastair Ferrar has recently joined the team having come from The Landscape Partnership in London, where he has spent the last 13 years working on various urban renewal and pubic open space projects. Alastair brings with him a strong design ethos and a wide range of landscape design experience and technical knowledge in both private and public sector projects. Simeon Spencer has also just joined the team having graduated (with Distinction) from the University of Gloucester earlier this year.  Simeon is a talented, creative and enthusiastic designer, highly skilled in illustration and graphic presentation, who will make a valuable addition to the Bristol team. Jamie has returned to Sheffield University for the final year of his degree and, sadly for us, Florence has relocated with her partner to Northern Ireland.

The office continues to thrive, seeking to promote its urban design and public realm design expertise under Alastair’s leadership, while building on our existing talents and experience in heritage and historic landscapes, infrastructure design and landscape and visual impact assessment – all areas in which we have seen significant growth over the past year.

Latest from Stansted Skatepark

We recently helped to sponsor a Skate Jam at the newly built Stansted skatepark, a successful day all round and a great addition for all users in Stansted and the surrounding villages.


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Welcome John to the Nottingham Office.

John Gudalajtys joins the Nottingham office of Liz Lake Associates after working in both the private and third sector.  He has gained experience in a diverse range of projects including masterplanning residential and mixed use developments, Landscape and Visual Impact assessments, Design and Access Statements, Photomontage and visibility modelling, Public realm improvements and play schemes.