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5 Jan 2018
Icknield Port Loop, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Design: Glenn Howells Architects / Maccreanor Lavington Architects / ShedKM / Grant Associates
Icknield Port Loop Birmingham landscape design
image courtesy of Grant Associates
Icknield Port Loop Landscape Design
Birmingham City Council has approved plans for the first phase of a major residential regeneration scheme at Icknield Port Loop.

17 Nov 2017
BZS field research centre and eco-tourist camp in Ankarafa Forest, Sahamalaza Peninsula, Radama National Park, north west Madagascar
Bristol Zoological Society Field Research Centre Ankarafa Forest
photograph © FCBS
image courtesy of landscape architects
BZS field research centre
Landscape architect Grant Associates has teamed up with Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) and the Richard Feilden Foundation (RFF), in conjunction with fellow Bath based architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), in a project to save Madagascar’s critically endangered wildlife, including the blue-eyed black lemur, and their forest habitat.

1 Nov 2017
Filton Airfield Masterplan, South Gloucestershire, South West England, UK
Design: Allies and Morrison ; Landscape design: Grant Associates
Filton Airfield Masterplan Gloucestershire
image courtesy of landscape architects

Filton Airfield Master Plan
The developer’s vision is to create a new neighbourhood with a unique character, including landscape and public realm, that draws on the site’s rich aviation and engineering history.

10 Aug 2017
Colombo Master Plan, Sri Lanka
Colombo Master Plan by SOM | www.e-architect.co.uk
image Courtesy of architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has won the International Urban Design Ideas Competition for the Financial District and Marina District of the Port City Colombo. The master plan includes a new harbor, civic plaza, cultural venue, park, gardens, squares, and canal promenades.

March 24th, 2017 – Landscape architect Grant Associates expands presence in Singapore with new offices and staff appointments:

Grant Associates expands presence in Singapore

Grant Associates is expanding its presence in Singapore with new offices and staff appointments as demand grows for services across South East Asia.

Two new members of staff have joined the landscape architect’s Singapore office, which has moved to larger premises at Tras Street in Tanjong Pagar – a historic district within the city’s Central Business District.

Grant Associates Singapore

Zhang Yuan joins the team as Landscape Architect after a five-year stint at Ballistic Architecture Machine, an award-winning, multidisciplinary design studio based in Beijing and New York. Key projects Zhang Yuan has worked on include the Finite-Infinite Garden for Beijing Garden Expo and the Vanke Daxing Showroom, Beijing.

Grant Associates Singapore staff

Tan Wei Lin, a recent graduate of Singapore Polytechnic, joins as Graduate Landscape Architect. A rising talent in the sector, Wei Lin won three gongs at the 2016 Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Student Design Awards for Outstanding Graphic Presentation (Gold), Planting Design (Gold) and Best Design Showcase (Silver).

Grant Associates Singapore office

Zhang Yuan and Wei Lin will add to the international expertise and creativity of the existing team, which is led by Mike Wood, Senior Associate, and Stefaan Lambreghts, Associate.

After consolidating its reputation in the region as lead masterplanner and designer of Singapore’s internationally acclaimed Gardens by the Bay, Grant Associates has gone on to win a range of high profile contracts in Singapore, South East Asia and Australia.

Grant Associates Singapore office interior

Projects currently underway include Funan Mall and mixed-use development Paya Lebar Quarter in Singapore, and Barangaroo in Sydney. Recently completed projects include Capitol Development in Singapore and Afiniti in Medini, Malaysia.

Grant Associates Singapore offices interior

Mike Wood, Senior Associate at Grant Associates, comments:

“Zhang Yuan and Wei Lin are both highly talented creatives and welcome additions to our team in Singapore. It is through appointments like these that we intend to develop our team, and build on our portfolio in the region.

“Our investment in new talent and new premises is also a demonstration of our commitment to being part of Singapore’s journey towards becoming a ‘City in a Garden’, and our aim to influence the development of environmentally sensitive schemes across South East Asia and beyond.

“On a practical note, our new home at Tras Street gives us room to accommodate our ongoing growth. The attractive, characterful space arranged over three floors will serve to help us attract, and retain, the talent that is so vital to our success.”

Grant Associates appointed to new creative sector taskforce

28 Nov 2013 – Grant Associates joins UK Trade and Industry creative taskforce set to boost trade by £500 million

Grant Associates, the UK landscape architecture firm based in Bath, has joined a drive to help the UK’s creative companies win high value contracts overseas to be launched by the government today.

Gardens by the Bay Singapore landscape design by Grant Associates:
Gardens by the Bay Singapore building landscape
photo : Craig Sheppard

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will support a taskforce of the UK’s top 100 creative sector small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to win £500 million worth of high value overseas contracts in the next three years. The initiative is part of a government plan to get 100,000 more UK businesses exporting.

Companies on the taskforce include Grant Associates, the only landscape architecture firm represented, Zaha Hadid Architects, The British Museum, Heatherwick Studio, priestmangoode, AKQA, FutureBrand, Mother, ES Global, factorydesign, Populous and the V&A. They span the transport, healthcare, retail, cultural developments and global sports sectors.

Andrew Grant, director, Grant Associates, said:

“It is an honour to be included and participate in the creative sector taskforce. We look forward with great anticipation to working with the UK Trade and Investment and the other creative companies in promoting and creating an imaginative and ecologically enlightened future with British creative companies at the forefront.”

Business Secretary, Vince Cable said:

“The growing appetite for British design offers many opportunities for innovative firms of all sizes to boost their overseas trade and attract new investment. Collectively the creative industries already generate more than £36 billion a year for the UK economy – £70,000 every minute – and employ 1.5 million people.

“From airport interiors to ground-breaking medical devices and design exhibitions, the creative industries account for around £1 in every £10 of the UK’s exports and are crucial to building a stronger economy. With new support from UK Trade & Investment, we want to help creative SMEs access more high value supply chain opportunities across the globe.”

Each company in the taskforce will have its own international expansion plan and participate in a minimum of two overseas visits each year to target high value projects.

They will also receive training, support and networking opportunities directly related to these high value opportunities from UKTI and work with International Trade Advisers to identify the projects they are most qualified to bid for.

Until recently the market for UK creativity was limited largely to Western Europe but as new markets mature and global trading channels widen, the demand for British creative expertise is escalating.

The interest, particularly from emerging markets in Asia and the Middle East and countries like Russia and Brazil, is based on Britain’s reputation as a leader in creative industries.

Agar Grove Estate Development, Camden, north London, England
Design: HawkinsBrown, Mae and Grant Associates
Agar Grove Estate landscape design
image : Grant Associates
Agar Grove Estate Renewal – 14 Aug 2013
HawkinsBrown, Mae, and Grant Associates have been appointed by London Borough of Camden to develop proposals in collaboration with residents for the potential redevelopment of the Agar Grove Estate, a major housing regeneration project for London with an estimated construction value of £55 m. The project is part of the Council’s Community Investment Programme and aims to be an exemplar for the borough, with high sustainability standards and a ‘fabric-first’ approach to increase energy performance.

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Masterplan
Design: Grant Associates with Cox Richardson Architects and Planners
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
photo : Royal botanic gardens and domain trust © Simone Cottrell

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Masterplan – 11 Jun 2013
Working alongside Cox Richardson Architects and Planners, Grant Associates will be responsible for developing the landscape strategy and public realm elements of the new masterplan. With a combined area of 64 hectares, on a spectacular location bordering the iconic Sydney Harbour waterfront, the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and public Domain is the largest single site in the Sydney Central Business District. Ongoing management of the space is crucial for the future development and direction of Sydney as a cultural and tourist destination.

Liveable Neighbourhood, north west London, England
Design: Grant Associates / Feilden Clegg Bradley
Paddington Green Landscape Design by Grant Associates
image : Grant Associates

Liveable Neighbourhood – 24 May 2013
Design team to create London’s most ‘liveable neighbourhood’ – adapting Church Street for climate change. Westminster City Council has commissioned Grant Associates, UK landscape architects, and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, urban designers and architects, as part of a multidisciplinary team to devise a twenty-year infrastructure and public realm plan for Church Street, London, to support the council’s housing renewal strategy. Residents have just voted in favour of proceeding with the first phase of regeneration plans for Church Street in a ward-wide referendum.

Gardens by the Bay Conservatories, Singapore
Wilkinson Eyre Architects with Grant Associates
Gardens by the Bay Conservatories Singapore
photo © Tan Yew Siong

Gardens by the Bay Conservatories Singapore – 5 Oct 2012
World Building of the Year Award
The architects have completed two of the largest climate-controlled conservatory buildings in the world, as the architectural centrepiece of Singapore’s new 54-hectare Bay South Garden, which is the first completed part of the spectacular Gardens by the Bay project and opened to the public on June 29th.

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