We are delighted to announce that Lockhart Garratt landscape architect Richard Heath has gained accreditation with Building with Nature, a UK-based organisation founded to define and ensure the implementation of high-quality green infrastructure at every stage of the development process
As Lockhart Garratt’s first staff member to gain this important qualification, Richard’s fantastic achievement will enhance our landscape consultancy’s ability to support our clients with their planning applications and subsequent discharging of conditions around environmentally friendly landscape assessment and design.
The Building with Nature standard provides a great opportunity for developers to demonstrate how they will deliver green infrastructure through good design. This approach to landscape design is at the heart of my work and reflects my aspirations as a landscape architect. Becoming a Building with Nature assessor means I now have a toolkit to help clients deliver and demonstrate their willingness to provide multifunctional and well-designed spaces for people and nature.
As a company, we are particularly proud of Richard’s achievement at a time when Biodiversity Net Gain is anticipated to become mandatory for all new development on the back of the current Environment Bill.
As it becomes ever more important to consider the needs of people and wildlife in relation to landscape design, we will be delighted to support you in your aim to successfully incorporate good green infrastructure in your next development project.