Indigo summer event – kayaking on the Beaulieu River

We were so lucky that the day we picked for our office summer event turned out to be a beautiful day with blazing sunshine, perfect for a morning spent messing about on the river followed by a leisurely lunch in a pub garden.  New Forest Activities took us on an instructor led kayaking trip up…

Roof garden at Kier Property’s new headquarters in London

Kier Property has recently moved into new offices at Foley Street in Central London.  They celebrated by holding a drinks reception in the Indigo designed roof garden which offers spectacular views over the city.  While a deliberately simple and low maintenance design, as is often the case, there were hidden challenges and complexities.  These included…

Introducing our new Senior Landscape Architect, Helen Crome

We are really pleased to welcome Helen Crome to the Indigo team.  She is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and will be working as a Senior Landscape Architect.  Helen brings to Indigo a wide range of project experience including urban design, residential, leisure, educational and retail developments.   She is interested in conservation, the…

Redevelopment of Whitehall Garden Centre, Lacock

We are delighted to have been appointed as the landscape architects for a project to reimagine Whitehall Garden Centre at Lacock.  This family owned business is undergoing a phased extension and redevelopment.  It’s an exciting project to be involved with and we are looking forward to working with the team.  Taking a carefully considered design approach,…

Exciting progress at Feldon Valley Golf Club

Work is well underway at Feldon Valley Golf Club with 4 self contained woodland lodges, a 14 bedroom hotel and completely refurbished and extended Clubhouse. We’re excited to see the boardwalk linking the hotel with the woodland lodges taking shape. The woodland area either side of the route will be enhanced with native understorey planting…

Suffolk Park is starting to take shape

There’s been a lot happening at Suffolk Park in Bury St Edmunds recently and we thought it’s a good time to take a moment to celebrate. Since we posted that the project had received Outline Planning permission last April, we’ve been busy helping Jaynic Investments and Treatt PLC secure detailed planning consents and overseeing planting…

Barrell Tree Consultancy CPD

Dave Cashman from Barrell Tree Consultancy joined us today to give an excellent CPD on ‘Trees in Planning’ and to share their experience of caring for trees around developments. It was both informative and eye opening to see what Barrell’s are able to achieve. As designers and landscape architects we’re well aware of the various…

Infrastructure planting at Eurolink V

The infrastructure planting at Eurolink V in Sittingbourne is coming along nicely. Over the next couple of years these little whips will grow into a diverse woodland buffer providing food and shelter for local wildlife and will comfortably set the Eurolink development into the surrounding landscape. Until then, we’re looking forward to seeing them wake…

Walcot Square Mews approved

We were pleased to hear that the landscape scheme for 6 new mews houses in Walcot Square has been granted planning consent by Lambeth Council subject to Section 106 agreement. The brownfield infill project, designed by FORMstudio, converts a former garage block into new rental houses to provide support for the Walcot Foundation charity. The mews-style…

Salisbury in 3D

On a fun side note, we’ve just noticed that Google have updated their 3D mapping of Salisbury. Hopefully you’ll forgive us but we’re a bit distracted today looking around the Cathedral Close in 3D. Have a go and see if you can find our offices.

Day out at Hillier Tree Nursery

Brushing up our tree knowledge on a trip to Hillier Nurseries. A huge thank you to Caroline for making it such an interesting and enjoyable day.

Tour of Salisbury Cathedral Tower

We thoroughly enjoyed our tower tour at Salisbury Cathedral. We had an excellent guide and as we made our way up 332 steps we saw fascinating sights inside and out. We looked over to our office from the top and one of the peregrine falcons kindly put on a display just for us. We would…

Poole Park Life makeover receives planning approval

Great to receive the news that our heritage Lottery funded proposals to restore and upgrade the historic Poole Park have achieved planning approval and secured their Heritage Lottery Funding.  Working closely with the Borough of Poole and leading a small team, including highways consultants Paul Basham Associates, we developed detailed design proposals to improve the…

Stepnell appointed at Feldon Valley

We are pleased to announce that Stepnell have been appointed as main contractor for the works at Feldon Valley Golf Club. Working with Design Engine Architects and Selway Joyce as project QS, we have recently undertaken an extensive design review and value engineering exercise which has led to the appointment of Stepnell as main contractor on…

Victoria Park officially opens!

We had the great pleasure to attend the official opening of Victoria Park today following completion of its extensive refurbishment scheme. The project gives a fresh new face to Salisbury’s oldest park including improvements to the tennis courts, paths and car parks as well as a new multi-use games area and extensive planting throughout the…

Suffolk Park receives Outline Planning permission

We’re thrilled to announce that after a brief but intense three months, Suffolk Park received Outline Planning permission yesterday from St Edumndsbury Borough Council. Indigo’s input was central to the application’s success, identifying and protecting key views from the surrounding area and ensuring the proposal sits comfortably within its setting.

Progress at Brewery Square

We’re excited to see work is nearly complete on the central courtyard garden at Brewery Square’s Phase 2B in Dorchester! The courtyard will be open to Brewery Square Garden’s residents later this year and features a series of interconnected garden terraces across three levels.

Roof garden at Kier’s Foley Street HQ

Detailed roof garden design is underway for Kier Property’s new Foley Street headquarters building in London. Indigo’s input has been key in realising the potential of this space, which has been designed to be simple, flexible and enhance biodiversity.

Dunsfold housing scheme approved

We’re pleased to report, on behalf of Kitewood, that Waverley Borough Council have granted planning permission for 42 new homes in Dunsfold, Surrey. Indigo worked alongside ECE Architecture to develop the successful scheme including detailed design proposals and a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA).

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