LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.
URBANISTS.
DESIGNERS.

We design and deliver external environments that respond to their context, are inspirational in their design and robust in their longevity.

ABOUT US

L A Y E R is a firm of landscape architects and designers who plan, design, detail and deliver inspiring external environments from our workshop studio. We work collaboratively with clients and consultants to develop spaces that are grounded in context, inspirational by design, and robust in their longevity.

Founded and lead by award winning Landscape Architects, the ethos of L A Y E R is to inspire innovation and creativity throughout the team by encouraging all members to have their say, engage in the design process and provide input to every stage of a project lifecycle.  Empowering the team in this way allows our individuals to thrive, develop and importantly ensures that our Clients employ a team who care not only about the successful outcome of every project but the journey to achieving it.

The team at L A Y E R generate original and imaginative ideas, whilst understanding the commercial reality of projects. We have a genuine enthusiasm for creating interesting and diverse external spaces for the communities that will enjoy them. We are modest in size, but with a focus on design quality, technical robustness and successful delivery.

Our projects seek meaning in their approach to the landscape, providing a response which embeds the development appropriately within its context, whilst promoting sustainable design principals and construction methods throughout.

We offer the following services from concept to delivery:

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design & Masterplanning
  • Landscape and Townscape Visual Impact Assessment

THE TEAM

The L A Y E R team have a wealth of experience in the design industry.

Simon is a chartered Landscape Architect with over 20 years experience designing and delivering innovative external environments across the UK. Simon worked for 13 years at an established Landscape and Urban Design studio in Altrincham, Cheshire. In 2016 he was inspired to forge his own path and formed L A Y E R  Landscape Architecture Ltd. The practice quickly grew with some prominent project wins in Manchester, Liverpool and London and L A Y E R  has already become a well respected name in the property and construction community.

At the start of 2018 Simon was joined by Matthew Warner, a Landscape Architect with a wealth of experience in design, delivery and practice management. Matthew spent 8 years since graduating at a leading practice in the north west and quickly rose through the ranks to become a Principal Landscape Architect and Practice Manager which saw him oversee the financial reporting of projects, human resources for the studio and coordinating the facilities management for the practice. Matthew was also the project lead on successful public realm projects in Greater Manchester, most recently delivering First Street, Manchester and the £5.6m regeneration of Altrincham Town Centre’s public realm.

The team is skilled at all stages of the development process, from initial sketches through to construction detailing.

Simon and Matthew are supported by Hazel Cunliffe and Andrew Kaczmarczyk. Hazel has spent time working for the country’s largest firm of landscape architects gaining experience in project design and contract administration. Andrew’s experience of the planning process and his particular expertise in Visual Impact Assessments ensure that the L A Y E R team have a well rounded portfolio and are capable of delivering all aspects of the development process.

WORK

The following projects are a selection of our current portfolio.

Monarchs Quay

Liverpool

Commissioned by YPG Developments and working alongside Falconer Chester Hall Architects, LAYER have designed a phased approach for the Public Realm and this historic waterfront location.

The Field, Hardman Square

Manchester

LAYER's most ambitious and exciting piece of city centre public relam to date, The Field at Hardman Square is set to become the most green urban environment in Manchester City Centre. An oasis of lush tree planting and wildflower meadows, the space will offer locals a tranquil setting in a frenetic city centre environment.

Kent Street

Birmingham

Working alongside GlennHowellsArchitects, LAYER have developed this scheme through planning and are currently producing Stage 04 Technical Design information in preparation for a start on site later this year.

Cornbrook

Trafford, Manchester

John Dalton House

Manchester

Fonthill Mews

London

Leopold Square

Sheffield

The Downs

Altrincham

Private House

North Wales

Pollard Street

Manchester

Woodeaves

Prestbury

Smithfield*

Stoke

Packsaddle

Prestbury

Cheshire Country House

Frodsham

JOURNAL

Our latest thoughts and ideas;

Stuff we like.  Project related updates. Mainly Insta (@layer_la).

 

 

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