Category Archives: News

Tavistock Town Council supports 148 new homes plan on New Launceston Road

TOWN councillors have supported an application for almost 150 houses in the north of Tavistock.

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You can also see our involvement in the successful project here:

Andrew Ferguson becomes an Associate.

We are pleased to advise you that Andrew Ferguson has been appointed as an Associate to the Practice.  Andrew started with the Practice as a year out student in 2007 and following completion of his Masters went on to work with Landscape Contractors and other Landscape Architecture Practices.  He re-joined Liz Lake Associates as a Landscape Architect in 2013 gaining promotion to Senior level in 2015.

Andrew has extensive design experience having worked on a variety of projects, his focus will be on developing our London / Urban design client base.

Grade II listed St Mary’s receives planning permission.

The Grade II listed former St Mary’s Hospital Site in centre of Bristol has received full planning permission for its conversion into a high quality student residential development. Liz Lake Associates Bristol were involved from the early stages of the project, developing the designs for the public realm which include parterre gardens, water features and focal artwork as well as accommodating the ample mature trees stock. Sitting within a conservation area, the development required a detail Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment which was also undertaken by the Bristol team.

You can read more here

Phase 1 of the Basildon St Martins Square regeneration is nearing completion.

Liz Lake Associates were responsible for obtaining planning permission on this scheme and it is great to see this coming to fruition.

On Phase 2 of the project which adjoins phase 1, Liz Lake Associates were also responsible for obtaining planning permission for the design but have been employed to also see the project through the construction and are consulting on the construction details and the logistics of installation.

More updates to come on both phases of this exciting project. Below is an image of Phase 1 of the project which is near completion, with the market place to open shortly.

Further details on the project can be found here

Planning Approval – South Ockendon for St. Modwen Properties

Planning Approval – South Ockendon parcels 4 and 5

Liz Lake Associates formed part of the design team that successfully achieved planning approval for the 230 dwelling scheme. These parcels of land form part of a wider housing development supplying a wide variety of households in the south of Essex.

Liz Lake Associates remit ranged from the production of sketch proposals through to full detailed planting proposals for each property and the public realm. As part of the scope, Liz Lake Associates also created proposals for the main square and park with play area (LEAP).

Location: South Ockendon

Client: St. Modwen Properties

Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire: An American evolution

From Country Life Magazine:

Over the past half century, the care of an American university has returned one of the landmark buildings of early Victorian England to life and splendour.


Liz Lake Associates have been working with Harlaxton College and Historic England to assess the value and condition of this sensational historic landscape and prepare a long term plan for its future.

Harlaxton Manor


St Martins – Phase 2 – LLA Novated

Liz Lake Associates have been novated as a landscape architects for the construction of Phase 2 of Basildon’s St Martins Square regeneration. This phase of work will see the implementation of St Martins Square Gardens as well as the renovation of the sundial.

Liz Lake Associates will be working with Thomas Sinden to deliver this regenerated area of public realm for Basildon.


St Martins Square update

Phase 1 of Basildon’s St Martins Square is nearing completion. The first phase of the project sees the relocation of the market into St Martins Square with the addition of a number of kiosks that market traders will be selling from.

This phase of work also includes the access road that traders and events vehicles will use to access the area. The paving specified is of a high quality with laying patterns reminiscent of historic new town designs.

Contractors on the project are Thomas Sinden who are weeks away from completion of the project and we look forward to seeing this completed and moving onto the next phase.

To learn more about our involvement in the project go here