We work from initial ideas through to delivery of your project. We offer strategy and concept development, feasibility and options appraisals, financial, operational, and business planning, and the full range of planning, architectural and landscape design and project management services.
With strong technical skills and expertise in strategy, planning, design and development in rural areas – often in sensitive and designated landscapes – we draw upon our breadth of experience to create bespoke solutions to meet your goals.
We collaborate with clients and their wider teams of advisors to meet project goals. If you require something bespoke then please get in touch, we'd be happy to discuss how we can help. Our four core services are outlined below.
We advise owners and managers of rural land and property how to optimise the value of their assets and achieve their aims. We determine the ‘art of the possible’ by identifying and appraising options, shaping strategies and development masterplans. We shape concepts for developments and the experiences they will provide. We advise on business, operational, financial and delivery plans to ensure successful execution - all based on evidence and analysis of how best to meet project objectives. We communicate visions and engage stakeholders to ensure understanding of the benefits a strategy or project will deliver. We can manage your project from an idea right through the development process. We are strategists, analysts, communicators, researchers, property professionals and project managers.
We help unravel the complexities of the planning system, providing clear advice to address the unique challenges of rural planning. We take a creative approach to shaping planning strategies to give ambitious development schemes the best chance of success and communicate your ideas to influence favourable planning outcomes. We manage the planning application process for high quality developments and have an impressive track record in gaining planning consents in sensitive locations such as listed and heritage settings, Green Belt, National Parks, and National Landscape (AONB). We work with clients to increase the value of assets including through strategic land promotion and allocation. We are one of the country’s leading practices delivering consents for Paragraph 84e exceptional new country houses.
We design buildings and their surroundings to enhance and complement rural places and landscapes; bringing to life design visions, both contemporary and traditional, to create dynamic spaces. We understand the need for good design in the rural environment and specialise in creating innovative, yet practical, architectural solutions for all kinds of development schemes, from housing, leisure and commercial, to individual country homes. Our designs balance the experience of the end user with sensitivity to the settings that host them. Our team includes RIBA Chartered Architects with specialist skills including exceptional country homes, heritage conservation architecture and sustainable design to Passivhaus standards. We can help shape your vision, moving it from concept to planning application and then on to construction.
We shape projects that respect and enrich cherished rural landscapes. Our approach balances the protection of treasured views, public access, environmental impact, and appropriate development. Our CMLI Registered Landscape Architects specialise in designing in sensitive and often highly designated settings, blending creativity and technical rigour to ensure that proposals protect and enhance the landscape. We work with the distinctive features of every landscape, undertaking appraisals to assess potential impact which informs practical and creative design solutions. We create landscape concepts, masterplans, visualisations, and designs that are inspiring, accessible and functional. We specialise in creating landscape and built form that work together for people, and for place.
While we can provide a full-service solution including strategy, concept development, planning and design, we can also work with others to meet your needs. We are happy to work alongside your chosen team and regularly work with specialists in ecology, highways, arboriculture, archaeology, and heritage. Similarly we work alongside trustees, agents, management teams, and other in-house resource to complement your existing team.