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The Landscape Practice Group

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Landscape Practice Group (LPG) is a section within Parks and Nature Conservation. LPG is the provider of Landscape Architectural & Urban Design Services for Birmingham City Council and its partners. We provide a wide range of landscape design services from the initial consultation with our clients through to the completion of the project.

The practice is also experienced in project management of large value landscape, park and urban regeneration projects involving assembling and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams to deliver these projects.

The section employs professional Landscape Architects and Clerk of Works and is a registered practice with the Landscape Institute.
Essential Information
  • Our services include:

    • Environmental survey and assessments
    • Landscape Planning and Evaluation Studies
    • Production of Environmental design guides
    • Landscape Masterplan Production
    • Detailed Hard and Soft Landscape Design and Specification
    • Urban design
    • Contract and Tender Documentation
    • Landscape Clerk of Works Service
    • Project Management and Control
    • Landscape Management and after care specification
    • Advice on the conservation and restoration of historic landscapes
    • Principal Designers Role for CDM 2015
    • Large Scale Civic Design and Pedestrianisation
    • Restoration of the City's historic Parks and Gardens
    • New Urban Parks/ Country Parks
    • Public/Private Sector Housing- New and Regeneration Projects
    • Special Care Homes for Elderly and Children Care Homes
    • Recreation Projects including all-weather sports pitches
    • Children Play Areas
    • Village Greens and Local Centres
    • Public Art and Sculptural Projects
    • Schools and Sports Facilities
    • Transportation Projects including highways and cycle routes
    • New Cemeteries and Burial Ground Refurbishments
    • Burglary Reduction Schemes
    • Section 106 negotiations on behalf of Local Services
    • Successful Heritage Lottery funding applications and monitoring.
    • Partnerships with Voluntary and Private Sector agencies
    • Enderby Park, Perry Common
    • Oaklands Recreation Ground, Yardley
    • Sutton Newhall Cemetery Extension
    • Birmingham Cycle Revolution Green Routes Phase 2
    • Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) Cycle Routes
    • Fox Hollies New Athletics Track
    • Zones 11 & 13 Park Central (for Crest Nicholson) which includes a Green Roof Park Link
    • Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Bid
    • Walkers Heath Park Naturalistic Play Area
    • BMHT External Works Design Guide
    • Abbey Fields, Lyndhurst
    • The Meadway
    • Selly Oak Ward Projects
    • Primrose Park, Kings Norton
    • City Centre / Digbeth / Eastside Connectivity Study
    • Birmingham Urban Demonstrator
  • LPG works on projects for all directorates and service areas on Council owned land and also works in partnership with external clients such as Schools, Housing Associations and private developers.

  • LPG charges fees to the service clients across the directorates , constituencies and to external clients for the work undertaken. These are based on industry approved percentage fee rates charged against the capital works value and time charges for additional services agreed with the client for each project undertaken.

  • LPG is a registered practice of the Landscape Institute and currently employs around 11 staff including chartered landscape architects, a landscape clerk of works, landscape development officers, technical support staff and business support officers.

  • The Landscape Practice Group
    Birmingham City Council
    PO Box 16937
    1 Lancaster Circus
    B4 7DJ

    Robert Churn - Head of Landscape and Development

    Jonathan Webster - Principal Landscape Architect

    Tel: 0121 303 3555

Frequently Asked Questions
    • The Landscape Practice Group is a fee charging organisation offering landscape architectural services on City owned land. We can offer limited advice outside of this service.

    • The Landscape Practice Group is the sole provider of Landscape Architectural Services for Birmingham City Council. The Practice may also undertake commissions for other clients where it is in the interests of the Council to do so.

    • The Parks Service is keen to encourage local residents to become involved in improving their local parks and green spaces. Birmingham Open Spaces Forum is an alliance of Friends Groups which can offer you all the advice you need on starting and running a group.

    • For hard and soft landscaping materials, we do not run a select list. Designers are free to specify any products as long as they comply with any relevant local, national or European standards and provide good value and sustainability. If you want to inform our design team about your products, email lpg@birmingham.gov.uk with your web link or send a catalogue to The Landscape Practice Group, Birmingham City Council, PO Box 16937, 1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7DJ. Tel 0121 303 3555

    • If you haven't been able to find the information that you need then the link below will take you to a form that you can use to ask us further questions.

      Service Specific Enquiry
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