Category Archives: News

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

Nottingham’s ‘Forever Stars’ bereavement garden

It was a chilly but worthwhile morning helping Forever Stars launch their #ForeverInBloom Appeal.

Liz Lake Associates are delighted to be helping the charity develop and deliver their vision for this important and unique space in Highfields Park, Nottingham.

The £1m garden, which is being created at Highfields Park, aims to create a place of ‘focus, relaxation and reflection for families,’ and will include a picnic area, a nature walk and a tree of tranquility where the names the babies and children can be inscribed upon the leaves.

You can read more about the project here

Find them on twitter: @FSFundraising


The site currently looks like this:


But will be developed into this design by LLA.

We have a winner

Mat Hull has won vouchers to spend at the Botanist courtesy of gt specifier who ran a competition to win the prize in November. Thank you to Barry Browne of gt specifier for heading down to our Stansted office to give Mat his prize!


Learn more about Mat here

ARM Campus update – it’s getting there.

External works at Peterhouse Technology Park have been undertaken at a pace over the last 2 months and the site is reaching completion. Hundreds of square metres of block paving have been laid and soft landscaping is being installed, all as per Liz Lake Associates drawings.


At this time of year, planting can look lacklustre but the quality of planting stock is very good and even in the bleak winter we are having, the planting is starting to create a strong setting for the new office building. Meadow planting and lawns will be installed in Spring to give them the best chance to establish.

The rooves have a brown roof treatment and offers exceptional views across Cambridgeshire farmland.

Keep checking our website to see the finished construction!

Bridge End Garden

Bridge End Garden in Saffron Walden is a fantastic place to spend time in at any time of the year. Even in the depths of winter, the garden has structure, colour and a range of interesting sculptures and features to view.


The gardens are open to the public and although it looks as though you would need to pay an admission fee to access these Grade II* gardens, they are in fact a free to access public park. The gardens are carefully managed by a team of voluntary gardeners as well as the Council.


If you haven’t yet been, go and explore this fantastic community asset and enjoy the different character areas or rooms that make this landscape so special. For more information, visit our website to see the work Liz Lake Associates have undertaken here