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From city centres to channel tides

09 December 2016

Join us at the Building Centre for From city centre to channel tides. Lynn Kinnear presents Brentford High Street 'making the connection' during an evening that celebrates the very best of the landscape profession. 

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Making connections at LI Awards

05 December 2016

Brentford High Street 'making the connection' scheme praised at 2016 Landscape Institute awards ceromony.

Southwark Park pavilion

22 November 2016

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Construction is due to commence in February 2017 for Bell Phillips' designed Southwark Park pavilion. As landscape architects, KLA povided a unifying surface, connecting the pavillion to its surroundings. 

KLA is also commissioned to design Southwark Park, Old Nursery Site to enable site access for local community and school groups.


Planting Day at Leyton Jubilee Park

01 November 2016

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London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and London Borough of Waltham Forest councillor, Chris Robbins, join local school groups for a planting day at Leyton Jubilee Park.

KLA have been commissioned to design this urban woodland and to prepare a management plan as the park works towards Green Flag nomination in 2017. 

Join in the next two planting days on 30th November and 3rd December as part of National Tree Week.

 


Open House London

24 August 2016

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Brentford High Street 'making the connection' is part of this year's Open House London. Join us for a guided walk exploring Brentford links and the newly configured public realm.


Iguanodon at Crystal Palace Park

12 August 2016

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Restoration of the Iguanodon at Crystal Palace Park.


Sphinxes at Crystal Palace Park

03 August 2016

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The sphinxes are painted terracotta red during restoration works for Crystal Palace Park improvement scheme.


A journey and a destination: how to make living streets

19 July 2016

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Lynn Kinnear discusses Urban Curation with Sue Ball of MAAP at The Building Centre as part of Re/making the Street programme for the London Festival of Architecture.


urban mending

01 June 2016

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Brentford High Street 'making the connection' is featured in Summer 2016 issue of Landscape Journal


Whitechapel Civic Centre

20 May 2016

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KLA has been appointed as landscape architects for the new Whitechapel Civic Centre. AHMM are leading this ambitious project on the site of grade II listed 18th century Royal London Hospital. The existing relationship between this historic facade and wider Whitechapel High Street will inform new public spaces. 


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The Royal Parks Framework

04 April 2016

KLA has been appointed to The Royal Parks, Landscape Architect Services 2016 Framework.

Career Opportunities

04 December 2015

KLA are seeking talented and committed individuals who are interested in joining our growing small practice to take the practice forward. 

We are looking to fill two posts : 

Graduate up to Pathway qualified

Senior/Associate level Landscape Architect/Urban Designer. Senior staff who may also be interested in a leading role in the practice’s future should also apply. 

KLA are currently delivering a varied portfolio of projects that include educational, ecological and urban open space, masterplanning and civic realm with an emphasis on arts and community. The practice is also leading some large complex London wide projects such as Walthamstow Wetlands, Tottenham Hale Green and Open Spaces Strategy and Crystal Palace Park, working with a wide group of specialists to deliver landscape focussed regeneration. 

To apply please email your CV and portfolio to emma@kland.co.uk by 8th January 2016.


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KLA wins two Landscape Institute Awards for Brentford High Street 'making the connection', the 2015 Urban Design and Masterplanning Award and the most prestigious award, the 2015 President's Award.

 

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Burntwood School wins 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize

16 October 2015

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"Simply put, Burntwood outshone its competitors on the shortlist because of the sheer range of architectural skills put to good use. The reuse of existing buildings, the clever artwork and signage strategy, the sculptural quality of the facades, the smart prefabrication approach, the low-energy design, the integration with landscape, the close collaboration with the headteacher: it’s no cliché to say Burntwood is a genuine tour de force. The decision was unanimous too." Rory Olcayto, RIBA Stirling Prize juror


Brentford High Street 'making the connection' is shortlisted for a Landscape Institute Award

15 October 2015

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We are delighted to announce Brentford High Street 'making the connection' has been shortlisted for a 2015 Landscape Institute award for Urban Design and Masterplanning.


Burntwood School shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize

16 July 2015

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KLA is thrilled that Burntwood School has been shortlisted as one of six projects for RIBA's 2015 Stirling Prize.


All London Green Grid

01 July 2015

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Landscape Institute features All London Green Grid as a case study.

 


Walthamstow Wetlands

24 June 2015

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Walthamstow Wetlands is well underway with signage carefully installed on site.


RIBA National Award for Burntwood School

18 June 2015

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Burntwood School wins a RIBA National Award. Principal, Helen Dorfman, discusses a shared vision and the the power of collaboration and teamwork.


Mirror signage at Drapers Field

14 May 2015

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Drapers Field pavillion becomes a sign, attracting more visitors to the park from High Road Leyton.


KLA at the 2015 Civic Trust Awards

12 March 2015

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It was an successful evening for KLA at the 2015 Civic Trust Awards. KLA was awarded a commendation for Brentford High Street and an award for Burntwood School in collaboration with AHMM.


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KLA is excited to be leading Tottenham Hale Green and Open Spaces Strategy in collaboration with Witherford Watson Mann, Jane Wernick Associates and Alan Baxter. This project seeks to change the balance from car to cycle and highlight Tottenham Hale's distinct riverine identity.

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Walthamstow Wetlands on site

27 February 2015

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Contract 1 and 3 are currently on site at Walthawstow Wetlands. A new pedestrian and cycle pathway will enable visitors to enjoy and learn about the site’s rich biodiversity and it's importance as a historic operational landscape that supplies drinking water to London.


Civic Trust Award for Brentford High Street

02 January 2015

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Brentford High Street 'making the connection' receives a Civic Trust Award 2015.

KLA lead a diverse team including a number of artists and designers to respond to London Borough of Hownslow's vision to ‘make the connection’ with placemaking at the heart of these Brentford projects.


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KLA is delighted that Drapers Field has been Highly Commended in the 2014 WAN Landscape Award, for its well thought out planning and usage.

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playful urban realm

26 November 2014

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Part of the idea of the playful urban realm is the use of intrinsically playful objects which, without clear function or ownership, encourage social interaction and community cohesion through play. Great to see the waves at Drapers Field do just that:


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Graduate opportunity

21 November 2014

We are seeking a graduate landscape architect to join our team, to work on a variety of projects with emphasis on good design, arts and community.

To make an application please email a CV and examples of work to emma(at)kland.co.uk 


Crystal Palace Park

20 November 2014

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KLA is excited to announce its appointment to lead the Crystal Palace Park Improvement Scheme in collaboration with The Morton Partnership and Chris Dyson Architects.

This is a wonderful opportunity to bring together our knowledge and commitment to public space with an experienced team to deliver the preservation of an outstanding historic and strategic landscape for London’s current and future generations.


Drapers Field - Leyton beach

09 July 2014

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A new park that makes the link between the Olympic Park and Olympic Fringe areas of Leyton has just been opened. This beach–like, wavy space uses low water quantities to create water jets and channels.

Key project goals were to create intergenerational play based urban realm and a playful walk to school from Leyton to the Olympic Village.


Prague Exhibition

03 July 2014

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KLA are participating in the Landscape – City – Public Space / Guerilla – Industrial – Festival taking place in Prague. We are exhibiting our project, Normand Park as part the EUNIC outdoor exhibition at the abandoned Zizkov freight railway station, a rare example of industrial functionalist architecture.


Brentford High Street - Sheds complete

27 June 2014

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This ambitious project to revitalise the canal side sheds on Brunel's listed canal side in Brentford is complete. The sheds project supports an important link between Brentford High Street and the Great West Road.


Walthamstow Wetlands Planning permission granted

20 June 2014

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Planning permission is now in place – the project is a step closer to opening up this key missing link, connecting up the green spaces of the Lea Valley. The Walthamstow Wetland project focuses on opening this 200 ha site which is a SSSI, SPA and RAMSAR to wider public access, allowing visitors to enjoy and learn about the site’s distinctive built and natural heritage, which is unique in London.


Brentford High St - Market Place on site

20 June 2014

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The new market place is currently in construction as the central element of the ‘making the connection’ project to revitalise Brentford High Street. The project also kick starts a new bike centric economy on the High Street through creation of Brentford Bikes a cargo bike initiative for local businesses. Brentford Works has also been opened in an empty shop to bring a more diverse type of start up business to the High Street. Bringing placemaking to the fore, the project integrates public art into the fabric of the street.


Design Museum Holon

16 April 2014

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On April 16th, the Design Museum Holon in Israel hosts the exhibition ‘Playing’

KLA’s school playground project Daubeney School Experimental Playground is featured as one of the recent design developments in play. The exhibition traces the development of playgrounds – where they began, and how they evolved from public parks, through fenced areas, to adventure spaces.

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Walthamstow Wetlands planning application

11 April 2014

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KLA are lead consultants for Wetlands which is an SSSI, SPA and Ramsar site in the Lea Valley currently not open to the public. The challenge has been to open up this strategic open space and operate it as a nature reserve alongside Thames Water’s Operational reservoir landscape. Opening up this land will provide a key missing link to connecting the open spaces of the Lea Valley and extending the existing ecology of the marshlands.

KLA submitted the designs for planning last week – with a concerted approach from the entire project team including Architects Witherford Watson Mann. The Heritage Lottery Fund application has also been submitted by the client London Borough of Waltham Forest, supported by Kinnear Landscape Architects.


Civic Trust Award for Chobham Academy

10 March 2014

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Chobham Academy received the Civic Trust Award 2014, an award for high quality design and enhancement of the civic realm. www.civictrustawards.org.uk

KLA designed the external spaces for this all age school with buildings by the Architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The project has achieved a great deal for the East London community, recognised within this year’s awards process as being part of the consistent theme of partnership, engagement and innovation.


Elephant and Castle Roundabout

27 February 2014

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KLA were shortlisted to the final three for the Elephant & Castle roundabout project, a key part of the new vision for Southwark. The project client is TfL, the GLA and the London Borough of Southwark.


Bishopsgate Goodsyard

26 February 2014

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KLA are appointed to work with Spacehub, Chris Dyson Architects and Studio Weave to design the Public Realm and Landscape for The Goodsyard, Shoreditch.

The project is a design collaboration for a unique urban landscape of historic, cultural and physical layers for a site which is local to the four practices involved.

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Brentford, Making the Connection - Market Place

25 February 2014

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The construction of the Market Place is due to start on site in March 2014. KLA’s public realm designs for the upgraded central square will support Brentford’s vibrant food market further raising the profile of Brentford High Street.

The Market Place is critical to the wider regeneration proposals for Brentford High Street, which focus on making connections and activating under-used routes between the High Street and wider networks.


Brentford, Making the Connection - Sheds

24 February 2014

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Other proposals currently on site in Brentford include the transformation of industrial warehouse sheds that overhang the towpath north of Brentford High Street. The replacement of corrugated steel cladding with timber fretwork, designed by artist Simon Periton in collaboration with KLA, will illuminate the strategic pedestrian and cycle route into Brentford from the north and provide a landmark event space.


Brentford, Making the Connection - Brentford Works

23 February 2014

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KLA are working with MAAP and The Decorators, who together have been instrumental in setting up Brentford Works, a space to help connect local people and businesses throughout the area.

Brentford Works occupies an empty shop on the corner of the Market Place and provides a space for local independent traders to operate from the heart of the High Street. It is also responding to the changing demands on the High Street, providing a destination for meeting and dwelling, as well as shopping. 

 

 


Brentford, Making the Connection - Brentford Bikes

22 February 2014

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Brentford Bikes is now up and running.  Brentford Bikes is a local initiative offering cargo bikes to local businesses to transport their services in the local area. The initiative is inspired by the strategic objectives of the regeneration proposals, to make connections within the local area. 


Walthamstow Wetlands

21 February 2014

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KLA are leading a team including Witherford Watson Mann Architects, producing a Heritage Lottery Fund bid for this new nature reserve which will be submitted in April 2014. With a rich history of industrial heritage, the project involves creating habitats for birds and other wildlife, and creating increased access to the existing operational reservoirs. The site has provided water for north London for over 150 years. The complex client team comprises of London Borough of Waltham Forest, Thames Water, GLA, the Environment Agency and Natural England. The visitor and wildlife centre will be operated by London Wildlife Trust, who also form part of the steering group.


Drapers Field

20 February 2014

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Currently on site, this new park in east London is the first ‘Stitching the Fringe’ project, integrating the new developments within the Olympic Park to existing communities. The site is adjacent to the Chobham Academy also designed by KLA, and uses design details to help bridge the gap between different project either side of the Olympic boundary.


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The new all age school in the Olympic site, the Chobham Academy has been shortlisted for the Civic Trust Awards and Commendations, due to be announced at the awards ceremony on 7 March 2014.  KLA designed the external spaces for the school using the theory of a no fence approach to separating ages within the playgrounds.

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Trees arrive at Drapers Field

14 January 2014

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New Willows, Scots pines and Silver birch arrive on the Drapers Field site on the fringe of the Olympic Park in east London. These key components of the design for this new park are being put into the ground this week.


College Green Croydon-Prototype Benches

20 August 2013

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KLA have designed bespoke furniture with design flexibility built to accommodate both seating and skating, whilst providing unique objects in the urban realm.

A steering group set up by KLA to review the proposals has been vital in development of the public realm and furniture designs. Production of furniture prototypes have now been installed on site for the steering group, client and members of the local community to test out.

 


College Green Croydon

20 August 2013

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Following KLA’s work on the public realm and landscape for the Fairfield Masterplan in Croydon, KLA have developed detailed public realm design for College Green. The 1960’s urban landscape has been characterised by it’s users; predominantly College students and Croydon’s well renowned Skateboarding community. The proposal is to deliver a huge in situ concrete space with high quality finishes to accommodate user’s needs.


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