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Landscape Services

CEC’s team of enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated landscape architects deliver sustainable, practical and lasting design solutions. With a range of assessment and visualisation services we provide a professional and holistic approach to design development.

Applying the same consistent high standards and attention to detail from small garden design projects through to large commercial developments, our landscape architects will help you with tailored, specific advice at the planning, implementation or maintenance stages of your project, assisting you to meet often challenging budgets and timescales.

Our landscape architect services include:

Working with our ecology team and our arboricultural consultants and cooperating with external design teams including architects, planning consultants and engineers, CEC’s landscape architects can design truly integrated landscape schemes that respond to their local environment, are special, distinctive and have a greater biodiversity and sustainability value.

CEC is registered with the Landscape Institute and our landscape architects are Licentiate or Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute.

If you require any further information please call us on 01872 245510 or contact us to discuss your project and requirements.

See how we've helped other clients
Bournemouth Pier Approach Birds Eye View Click on image below to see gallery
Client: Bornemouth Borough Council

Bournemouth Pier Approach: Gateway to a World-Class Seafront

Bournemouth Borough Council wanted to develop a world-class seafront that would support and grow its £462 million tourism industry. It selected CEC to work on Pier Approach, which forms part of an ambitious 20 year Seafront Strategy of new and improved facilities that puts design at the heart of public realm regeneration.

The £6.6 million project was implemented in two parts; funded by the Coastal Communities Fund and Bournemouth Borough Council. CEC won the second phase for the design process and was commissioned to act as lead consultant to co-ordinate a team of designers, engineers and contractors including Hydrock, Mei Loci and Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects.

Creating a world-class design

Pier Approach leads to one of the UK’s most famous seaside piers and coastal attractions. The space needed to be welcoming and inspiring to encourage people to stay and interact with the space and new facilities for longer. It also needed to overcome the disconnection between the beach and the Lower Gardens, through a new interpretation of the Bourne stream.

CEC’s hard and soft landscape designs create a multi-functional, unified space which leaves room for interpretative use and play.

The centrepiece of the design is two iconic ‘leaf’ shaped buildings housing the visitor information centre and shelter. These are bounded by a piazza used for outdoor events. A water play feature based on the Bourne stream and designed by Ustigate flows through.

Complementing the hard landscaping are a series of raised planters, with salt resistant plants surrounded by bespoke seating walls. Submerged bins keep the space tidy and safe from scavenging seagulls. At night, a vibrant lighting scheme of changing patterns and colours adds to the atmosphere and encourages people to linger.

Bournemouth now boasts a world-class seafront promenade designed around a vibrant, bright and lively space which people naturally gravitate to. CEC’s intuitive understanding of the space and inspiring landscape designs have meant that Pier Approach has become a destination in its own right.

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