Expertise: Landscape

The Arc team has a strong background in landscape policy and management. We’ve worked with built and natural landscapes; environmental, cultural and heritage assets, as well as access, amenity and recreation projects. We’ve been consulted in National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in Conservation Areas.

The landscape setting of a project may be nationally important, it may be locally loved, or it may be neither, but it is always the sense of place within which a development or project is hosted. It can provide screening and milieu, ready-made and in place, ecologically and culturally connected and consistent. We work with clients to understand, respect, utilize and enhance what is already in the landscape, for a better and more sustainable outcome and a quality of development that stands out from the rest. A significant part of our work is strengthening and creating the physical connections between projects and their surroundings: greenspace, watercourses, hedges and trees, public paths and public places. This green (and blue) infrastructure delivers benefits for people, wildlife and landscape.

We have helped clients with Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Heritage Assessment, sustainable landscape design and planting schemes, masterplanning and place-making; public art commissioning and local provenance procurement.