We’re a landscape architecture and ecology practice headed up by Anna French BSc (Hons) DipLA CMLI and Alex Laurie BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEEM, along with Landscape Architect Qian Zhang BA (Hons) MA, Admin and Marketing Assistant Sacha Mullin BA (Hons) and a team of dedicated consultants. We have more than 20 years’ collective experience and a proven record of delivering projects on deadline and to budget (for bios and testimonials click here).
We can offer a comprehensive service, managing projects from inception to completion, or bring our expertise to bear on individual elements in the process: from shepherding schemes through the planning process, discharging planning conditions and detailing projects for construction, to providing habitat surveys, verified photomontage and BREEAM reports. Ecology and sustainability are at the heart of what we do and we place an emphasis on pragmatic – as well as beautiful – design (for full list of services click here).
We have worked on everything from small-scale residential projects to multi-million-pound commercial schemes. We’ve helped give intimate gardens and roof terraces that ‘wow’ factor, revitalised neglected parks and other public spaces for community use, and designed and actioned complex landscape schemes incorporating sustainable features such as recycled materials, SuDS schemes and new wildlife habitats. Recent projects include regenerating an urban park in Elephant & Castle, preparing a construction package for all external spaces at a high-end residential home in Battersea, and overseeing an £8million landscape scheme for a prestigious development in Greenwich (for full list of projects click here).
If you’ve got a project you feel we may be able to assist with, and would like to have an informal chat, we’d be delighted to hear from you. We offer a free initial consultation and can be reached on 01525 838796 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, if you’re a landscape architect, ecologist or arboriculturalist, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals.
ANNA FRENCHBSc (Hons) DipLA CMLI director
Anna trained in Landscape Architecture and Ecology at the University of Sheffield. She worked in both Groundwork Trusts and in private practice before becoming a sole trader in 2008.
ALEX LAURIEBSc (Hons) MSc MIEEM director
Alex is an ecologist and experienced botanist with a background in countryside management and nature conservation. He has an MSc in Biological Recording from the University of Birmingham.
We also regularly team up with freelancers and other consultants to bring different skills and expertise to our work.
SACHA MULLINBA (Hons) International Business Marketing and Administration
Sacha is a graduate in International Business from the University of Bedfordshire. She came to us after graduating to take up an Admin and Marketing role and has since become a valued member of the team helping with the forward planning as well as the day to day running of the business.
Qian ZhangBA (Hons) MA Landscape Architect
Qian came to the University of Sheffield to study his Masters in Landscape Architecture. He joined us in March 2016 and is making a great impression on customers and team members alike, his attention to detail and excellent drawings skills have resulted in the production of very high quality work. He is currently on the pathway to chartership and his good attitude and willingness to learn mean that he is developing into a highly skilled and competent landscape architect.
Lyn AngAssociate, Bell Phillips Architects London
We have worked with Anna French Associates over a number of projects, ranging from a masterplan of 128 houses to smaller schemes. We find their service to be responsive, of good quality, and consistent. They are receptive to the design team’s comments, working with us to produce practical, and imaginative solutions. Given our current client base is largely social housing, we have found Anna French Associates to be also mindful of the budgetary constraints of these schemes within their landscape proposals. Communication with them throughout the design process has been excellent, and we will continue to recommend and work with them on future schemes.
Dale EdgintonProduct Manager Endotherm Enterprises (UK) Ltd (previously worked at Constant Energy)
Anna French completed a number of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments for me when I was working for Constant Energy. Her work was always well presented, meticulous in detail even within a number of tight timescales. I would be happy to recommend her to anyone looking to conduct an LVIA.
Sally KakarProperty Developer London
Anna French Associates have provided a professional and very helpful service both during the preparation of the LVIA and post the completion of the report. There has been no hesitation in giving a full explanation of technical aspects of the LVIA and any additional support during the project, and I would not hesitate recommending Anna French Associates.
James UrquartDirector, BUJ Architects London
Anna worked as our in-house landscape architect on various projects, they included large private residential houses and a major mixed-use development in Greenwich. She undertook design work, planning applications, technical detailing, specification work and assisted in securing fees. She was a professional and personable member of the team. We were very pleased with her work and had good feedback from clients.
John WyerDirector, Bowles and Wyer Bedfordshire
Anna was creative and diligent. She just got on with the work and the results always met, and often exceeded, my expectations. She was flexible and worked well to deadlines. She has a good working knowledge of programmes such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp and rendering software.
Stuart CraineDirector, Stuart Craine Design London
I have worked with Anna on numerous occasions. Her sound professional advice on tendering procedures, construction details and specifications has been very useful. She has produced high quality cad drawings, 3D models and graphic presentations. She always makes sure that deadlines are met and that work is produced efficiently within allotted timescales. She is a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending her services
Ruth MillerChartered Landscape Architect Buckinghamshire
I have worked with Anna for many years. I have enjoyed working with her, I appreciate her punctuality and flexibility and her attention to my needs. I would highly recommend working with Anna.
John LathamDirector, Wynne-Williams Associates Essex
We commissioned Anna to produce detailed designs for one of our projects. We were more than happy with the work she produced and commissioned her again to do the construction package. We would highly recommend her services.