LI Awards 2016

TACP Landscape Architects has won the President's Award with its project to protect pollinators in Wales. Photo: Dr Tim Rich

This year’s LI Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 24 November at The Brewery in Central London. Below is a slideshow of the winning projects, followed by detailed information on the shortlist.

Winners’ gallery

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President’s Award

Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators


A long-term action plan for key stakeholders and public sector bodies to help address the decline in biodiversity in the four local authority areas of Monmouthshire, Blaenau-Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen.

College of Fellows’ Award for climate change adaptation

LIFE+ Climate-Proofing Social Housing

Groundwork London

The adaptation of three social housing estates in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to increase their resilience to climate change.

Adding Value through Landscape Award

Sidcup High Street Revival Programme

Untitled Practice

A major redesign and regeneration of Sidcup High Street in the London Borough of Bexley, including 41 shop fronts.

Design for a Temporary Landscape Award

The Hive at Kew Gardens

BDP and Wolfgang Buttress

The relocation of ‘the Hive’ – the main sculptural feature of the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015 – from Milan to Kew Gardens in Richmond, Surrey.

Design for a Small-Scale Development Award

Rotunda Community Campus

BCA Landscape

The design and development of a new campus adjacent to the main base of Rotunda Community College in Kirkdale, Liverpool

Design for a Medium-Scale Development Award

Piazza Gae Aulenti


The redesign of Piazza Gae Aulenti, including incorporation of existing infrastructure, as part of the wider regeneration of Porta Nuova, Milan.

Design for a Large-Scale Development Award

Royal Stoke Hospital


Reorganisation of the 24ha City General campus in Stoke-on-Trent, consolidating two hospitals, replacing medical buildings and accessible pedestrian and vehicle circulation.

Communications and Presentation Award

The Review Journal 2010-15

B|D landscape architects

A five-year review of B|D’s time in practice since the inception of their successful annual Yearbook.

Landscape Science, Management and Stewardship Award

The Crown Estate London Ecology Masterplan

Arup and the Crown Estate

The development of an estate-wide approach to ecology and green infrastructure for Regent Street and St James’s in Central London.

Heritage and Conservation Award

Pulham Gardens at Worth Park

Allen Scott

The restoration of the near-derelict Worth Park in Crawley, West Sussex, originally designed by the renowned James Pulham and Son in the late 1800s.

Local Landscape Planning Award

Woodside, Firhill & Hamiltonhill Development Framework


A cohesive development framework for the regeneration of the Woodside, Firhill, and Hamiltonhill areas of North Glasgow.

Landscape Policy and Research Award

Trees and Design Action Group

Capita Lovejoy

An influential and wide-reaching policy and research initiative for the conservation of urban trees in the United Kingdom.

Strategic Landscape Planning Award

South Downs National Park: View Characterisation and Analysis


Analysis and mapping of views to, from and within the South Downs National Park to enable the future conservation and enhancement of this aspect of the Park’s special qualities.

Urban Design and Masterplanning Award

Torpoint Vision

Clifton Emery Design with Torpoint Council

A framework for the redevelopment of the Cornish town of Torpoint and the surrounding hinterland.

Client of the Year Award

The Nene Park Trust, Peterborough

Davies White Ltd

A not-for-profit organisation, the Nene Park Trust has established an ongoing working relationship with Davies White in order to improve the Ferry Meadows Country Park in Nene Park, Peterborough.

Student Dissertation Award

Phenomenology Within Design

James Trevers, University of Edinburgh

A landscape architect’s account of the landscape of Plaszow, Krakow, the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, and their attempts to combine the key principles of landscape phenomenology to landscape architecture.

Student Portfolio Award

Peter Kennedy

An application of artistic composition learnt through drafting, model-making, multimedia and sketching to the composite nature of landscape architecture, examining whether composite imagery can provide an alternative to traditional planning.

Highly commended

Assessing a Cornish Sense of Place – Local Landscape Character Assessment as Part of a Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Public Space Team of Cornwall Council in partnership with Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit

Guidance for local communities in Cornwall to assess landscape with a view to preserving Cornwall’s character and natural heritage when developing their neighbourhoods.

The Aylesbury Estate Regeneration

HTA Design

A vision for the revitalisation of a high-density urban neighbourhood in the London Borough of Southwark that is home to approximately 7,500 residents.

Barton Park, Oxford

Terence O’Rourke

A landscape strategy, landscape and visual assessment and masterplan for a 38ha mixed-use neighbourhood on the north eastern edge of Oxford.

The Bath Pattern Book

Landscape Projects

Public realm design guidance for the city centre of Bath that, in two volumes, establishes the principles and the constructional and operational requirements of enhancing the World Heritage Site.

Colin Town Centre Masterplan

The Paul Hogarth Company and the Department for Communities

Design proposals for the creation of a 21ha urban hub in south west Belfast and associated parkland.

Crawter’s Brook Park

Allen Scott

The provision of a new public park at one of the key entrances to the business district in Crawley, West Sussex.

Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Gillespies with support from Growth Industry

Construction of an elevated public garden above the future Canary Wharf Crossrail Station.

The Edible Roof: A Guide to Productive Rooftop Gardening

Mathew Pryor, University of Hong Kong

A research study that brought evidence-based technical knowledge of urban rooftop farming (URF) practices to a general, non-specialist audience in order to empower communities to start their own URF projects.

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

Mott MacDonald

The restoration of a series of gardens stretching over a kilometre of seafront promenade in Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Garden for Maggie’s Lanarkshire

rankinfraser landscape architecture

The delivery of a new outside space for Maggie’s Lanarkshire Cancer Care Centre in Airdrie, Scotland.

GLVIA3 Master Classes and Training Events

WYG with Professor Carys Swanwick

A series of training events delivered between 2014 and 2016 on the LI and IEMA’s Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (third edition).

HERE+NOW One Year Publication 2015


A celebration of HERE+NOW’s first full year in practice as Scotland’s first not-for-profit landscape architecture and co-design studio.

Larbert Woods – Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Ian White Associates

Landscape improvements to the green space and woodland surrounding Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Scotland.

Madrid + Natural

Arup and Ayuntamiento De Madrid (City of Madrid)

A new strategy for nature-based climate change adaptation and mitigation in Spain’s capital.

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

Scape Design Associates

The creation of the main public landscape facilities of a waterfront resort situated on the northern side of the Turkish peninsula.

Mobile Garden City, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Groundwork London for Our Parklife with Public Works / Somewhere

A community-driven project situated on the main route into the Olympic Park from Leyton that will help to pre-empt future green space in the development of the site.

New Ludgate

Gustafson Porter

A public piazza and fifth-floor roof terrace to unite two distinct commercial buildings in the heart of London.

North West Cambridge Development ‘creating a positive community’

AECOM and the University of Cambridge

An extension of the city of Cambridge into a 150ha site, developing previous Greenbelt land into a long-term, sustainable, mixed-use academic and urban community.

Pellant Road Estate: Regeneration

Allen Scott

Detailed proposals for the enhancement of Pellant Road Estate in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

The Restoration of Kennington Park Flower Garden


The revival of the neglected Flower Garden in the Kennington Park, the Grade II registered heritage site in Lambeth, South London.

Seychelles Strategic Land Use and Development Plan


A strategic plan for the urban development of the Seychelles, focusing on the island of Mahé and its capital city of Victoria, over the coming 20 years.

Student portfolio

Callum Watson

Ecological designs that examine the role of the landscape architect within urban development and how landscape professionals can influence the urban development agenda to incorporate conservation, social integration and sustainability.

The SuDS Manual (C753)

Ciria (Construction Industry Research and Information Association)

A manual that emphasises the central role of landscape professionals in the collaborative approach to the design of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).

A Systemic Examination of Vacant Space Access in Dublin

Callum Watson

A study defining measures by which members of the public may access vacant space within the city of Dublin, address the role of the landscape architect within top-down urban policy.

Upland Commons of South East Wales Natural Resources Management Plan


A management plan to restore upland habitat, enhance biodiversity and assist with climate change resilience in the uplands of South East Wales.

Wild Atlantic Way

The Paul Hogarth Company

The assessment of over 2,500km of West Ireland coastline and subsequent redevelopment of 68 discovery points along the route.