Barton Howe


Commercial and Leisure

With input to a range of schemes including healthcare centres, business parks, new airport infrastructure, distribution centres and outdoor leisure facilities, we aim to create a distinctive landscape framework that reflects the corporate identity of our clients and creates an attractive working environment. We currently provide lead landscape input to York Central, a mixed development at the largest brownfield site in the north, a Dementia Care Village in Yorkshire, smaller healthcare facilities and holiday parks throughout the UK. As part of the LEEF Landscape Network, we recently provided masterplanning input to a large scale commercial development in Cheshire.

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Minerals and Waste Management

BHA are currently providing LVIA and site restoration design at a number of sites across northern England. Mineral extraction sites can often be located in sensitive, rural locations. We work with the client and stakeholders to minimise the effects of extraction activity and explore options for site restoration that are appropriate to location, acknowledge landscape character and provide community benefit. Following detailed landscape restoration design we also undertake contract management of implementation works. We have experience of supervising long term landscape management across multiple mineral and waste sites.

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Public Realm and Heritage Landscape

Our place making skills have contributed to projects including an extension to a national museum, a new well-being centre in Lancashire, a village square in Oxfordshire, urban design to the entrance of a railway station in County Durham, and LVIA for the restoration of a Lido in the north-east of England. Some of our most challenging projects have involved the design of landscapes around historic buildings; be it as a re-creation of estate grounds or a contemporary take on the landscape setting. This work has taken us overseas, to a 15th century chateau in the south of France and, closer to home, the grounds of a Grade I listed building in the north east of England.

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We regularly devise green infrastructure strategies, detailed landscape schemes and management plans for green space assets to new and regenerated residential developments including student focussed housing. Our portfolio of schemes extends to developments of varying scale throughout the country including acting as expert witness at appeal. We are delighted to be able to work with, and provide added value, to the services offered by architectural practices to their clients.

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We provide Environmental Co-ordination, LVIA, landscape design and expert witness services to new infrastructure development that includes light rail, highways, energy and flood alleviation schemes across the UK. BHA have provided extended Environmental Co-ordination and specialist LVIA input to the extension of the Midland Metro network in Birmingham. Large scale infrastructure development is often a contentious issue hence our expertise aims to balances functional requirements with protection of valued landscapes and consideration for local communities. We specialise in mitigation design to aid integration of new infrastructure into the landscape.

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Our portfolio of new school (primary and secondary), and Academy projects has been built around a commitment to exploring the boundaries of educational landscapes and design of whole campus learning opportunities. BHA are currently undertaking design input to refurbishment of existing schools and outdoor learning centres. We are also providing design input to schools for students with special educational needs, a challenging but highly rewarding process that tests our ability to maximise opportunities for students.

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