Double BALI Win for CBA!
Double BALI Win for CBA!September 18, 2017
We're extremely proud at CBA that our much acclaimed London City Island and Providence Tower developments are winners of prestigious BALI 2017 Awards.
New Director for CBA
New Director for CBAAugust 7, 2017
Having previously worked with the company between 2001 and 2004, we welcome the return of Andrew Croft who has been appointed as a Director to help strengthen and grow CBA's environmental planning services.
UNESCO awards Lake District World Heritage Status
UNESCO awards Lake District World Heritage StatusJuly 13, 2017
At a meeting in Poland on 9th July 2017, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee awarded World Heritage Site status to the Lake District recognising the area's beauty, farming and the inspiration it had provided to artists and writers. Chris Blandford, President of World Heritage UK and CBA Senior Consultant, described the decision as "fantastic news". CBA was commissioned by the Lake District National Park Partnership to advise on the feasibility of the Lake District World Heritage bid, and also prepared Landscape Guidelines to inform planning and land management decisions in the National Park.
Chris Blandford elected as first President of World Heritage UK
Chris Blandford elected as first President of World Heritage UKJune 8, 2017
Chris Blandford has recently been elected as the first President of World Heritage UK (WHUK).
Charity benefits from Marathon challenge
Charity benefits from Marathon challengeMay 23, 2017
Congratulations to Phil Porter, CBA Senior Landscape Architect, on completing the London Marathon last month and raising over £4,400 for a charity close to his heart - Children with Cancer UK.
Chris Blandford Associates Reveals Succession Plans
Chris Blandford Associates Reveals Succession PlansMarch 31, 2017
Dominic Watkins has taken over from Chris Blandford as Managing Director of Chris Blandford Associates. Click here for details.
A Prospectus for Green Infrastructure Investment in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
A Prospectus for Green Infrastructure Investment in Derbyshire and NottinghamshireFebruary 28, 2017
The Lowland Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Local Nature Partnership has recently published a Green Infrastructure Prospectus. Prepared by CBA, the Prospectus makes the case for investment in a regional Green Infrastructure network of high quality, multi-functional green spaces and corridors to support sustainable growth, improve the health and well-being of communities and to help tackle the challenges of climate change in the area.
Final Phase of Durham Riverside Regeneration Scheme Approved
Final Phase of Durham Riverside Regeneration Scheme ApprovedJanuary 24, 2017
Following successful completion of new offices at Freemans Reach assisted by CBA's landscape architects and environmental planning teams, the Milburngate development will deliver the final phase of the transformation of the riverside in the heart of Durham City centre.
CBA and Green Infrastructure Planning
CBA and Green Infrastructure PlanningJanuary 10, 2017
Government policy in the UK identifies the essential role played by green infrastructure in delivering sustainable development. This approach acknowledges the multiple environmental functions and socio-economic benefits that well-designed green infrastructure networks can provide. During 2016, CBA was commissioned to prepare several GI Studies and Strategies - much of this work is influenced by the principles of the award-winning Green Infrastructure Design Guide prepared by CBA.
Planning Approval for New Homes in Aylesbury
Planning Approval for New Homes in AylesburyJanuary 10, 2017
Aylesbury Vale Council's planning committee recently resolved to approve outline planning consent for a residential-led mixed use on land at Aston Clinton Road to the east of Aylesbury. In addition to developing the landscape proposals for the masterplan, CBA assessed the landscape and visual impact of the scheme as part of the Environmental Statement submitted with the planning application.
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage SiteDecember 12, 2016
CBA's heritage team is privileged to be leading the preparation of a new Management Plan for the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site in South Wales.
CBA’s London Parks scoop three Gold Awards at London in Bloom 2016.
CBA’s London Parks scoop three Gold Awards at London in Bloom 2016.October 28, 2016
CBA has worked on many of London’s Parks which account for nearly half the area of Greater London. As well as improving the physical and mental health of the 8.6m London residents, these parks filter polluted air that costs the UK economy £20billion a year and support 13,000 species of wildlife.
London in Bloom 2016 awarded gold to Red Cross Gardens, Raphael Park and Langtons Gardens, all designed/restored by CBA.
CBA at MIPIM UK 2016
CBA at MIPIM UK 2016October 5, 2016
We will be attending MIPIM UK at Olympia, London from the 19th to the 21st of October this year. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss opportunities and show you our current UK and international project portfolio.
Winnersh Triangle named ‘Best Business Park’ in Thames Valley Property Awards
Winnersh Triangle named ‘Best Business Park’ in Thames Valley Property AwardsJune 8, 2016
Winnersh Triangle, owned and managed by Patrizia UK, has been named 'Best Business Park' in the Thames Valley Property Awards 2016.
Planning Excellence Award for Olympic Mountain Bike Legacy Project
Planning Excellence Award for Olympic Mountain Bike Legacy ProjectApril 29, 2016
CBA's work on the Hadleigh Park Olympic Mountain Bike Legacy Project in Essex has been recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute at the 2016 Awards for Planning Excellence. The Project was the winner of the 'excellence in planning for community and well-being' category at the awards ceremony in London on 5 May.
Public realm design guidance for the UK's largest new town
Public realm design guidance for the UK's largest new townApril 6, 2016
CBA is part of a team appointed by the Homes & Communities Agency to produce a detailed Design Code for the delivery of phase two of Northstowe, the largest planned new town since Milton Keynes.
CBA Studios at MIPIM 2016
CBA Studios at MIPIM 2016March 14, 2016
We will be attending MIPIM in Cannes from the 15th to the 17th of March this year and will be based in the London Pavilion. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss opportunities and show you our current UK and international project portfolio.
Stonehenge Visitor Centre – 2016 Civic Trust Award
Stonehenge Visitor Centre – 2016 Civic Trust AwardMarch 14, 2016
CBA is delighted that English Heritage's Stonehenge Visitor Centre has won another award. The project won the Special Award for excellence in environmental design at the 2016 Civic Trust Awards ceremony in London on 4 March.
Associate Director Appointed for CBA London Studio
Associate Director Appointed for CBA London StudioFebruary 18, 2016
We welcome David Ellis who has been appointed as Associate Director to manage CBA's London Urban Design and Landscape studio from the start of March 2016.
CBA supports UK’s National Infrastructure Planning
CBA supports UK’s National Infrastructure PlanningFebruary 5, 2016
CBA is pleased to have been accepted as a member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association.
Stonehenge and the A303 Tunnel
Stonehenge and the A303 TunnelJanuary 18, 2016
CBA is delighted to be appointed as a key member of Highways England's design team for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down Improvement Scheme in Wiltshire. CBA is part of the Atkins/Arups JV tasked with developing options to help enhance the setting of Stonehenge, which includes a 2.9km bored tunnel to remove a large part of the A303 from the World Heritage Site.
Associate Director Appointed for CBA Sussex Studio
Associate Director Appointed for CBA Sussex StudioJanuary 5, 2016
We welcome John Hall who has been appointed as Associate Director to manage CBA's Sussex Landscape studio from the start of 2016.
Monmouthshire Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Guidance LI Award
Monmouthshire Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Guidance LI AwardNovember 26, 2015
CBA is delighted that the Monmouthshire Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Guidance was highly commended in the Local Landscape Planning category at this year's Landscape Institute Awards.
CBA’s WHS Nomination Dossier honoured by Singapore Botanic Garden’s Director Nigel Taylor
CBA’s WHS Nomination Dossier honoured by Singapore Botanic Garden’s Director Nigel TaylorNovember 25, 2015
Nigel Taylor, Director of Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG), has written in a special edition of the SBG magazine 'Gardenwise' of the 'significant piece of work' undertaken by CBA in the collating, writing and production of the Nomination Dossier for the Singapore Botanic Gardens which resulted in its inscription on to the World Heritage Site List on 4th July 2015.
CBA at the Vision Experience Conference 2015
CBA at the Vision Experience Conference 2015November 23, 2015
CBA is delighted to once again sponsor and be attending the Vision Experience Conference on 2 December 2015 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
CBA at Highways UK 2015
CBA at Highways UK 2015November 23, 2015
CBA will be attending the Highways UK event on 25 November 2015 at ExCeL, London. The event brings together those responsible for planning, developing, managing and maintaining the UK's road network.
England's Largest National Park?
England's Largest National Park?November 16, 2015
Following years of campaigns and a public inquiry, the Government has today confirmed that the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales will be extended to join these two national parks. The combined 1,750 square miles of protected landscapes will be the largest area of national park land in England.
Raphael Park wins at London in Bloom 2015
Raphael Park wins at London in Bloom 2015September 21, 2015
The London in Bloom competition 2015 (Part of the RHS Britain in Bloom) recognised Raphael Park as one of the capital's most beautiful open spaces by awarding it the gold prize for Heritage Park and Garden of the Year.
Singapore Botanic Gardens inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site
Singapore Botanic Gardens inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage SiteJuly 4, 2015
UNESCO's World Heritage Site Committee voted unanimously on the 4th of July 2015 to inscribe the Singapore Botanic Gardens as the state's first World Heritage Site.
Hadleigh Park, home of Olympic mountain biking at London 2012, opens to the public
Hadleigh Park, home of Olympic mountain biking at London 2012, opens to the publicJune 26, 2015
Double Olympic Champion Cyclist and Britain's most successful female Olympian, Victoria Pendleton CBE, joined other special guests including the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to celebrate the opening of the £6.6 million Olympic legacy facility at Hadleigh Park in Essex.
Magna Carta ‘Foundation of Liberty’ Royal Celebrations at Runnymede Meadows
Magna Carta ‘Foundation of Liberty’ Royal Celebrations at Runnymede MeadowsJune 16, 2015
The Queen led celebrations at Runnymede on 15 June 2015 to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, which established in law the foundations of the liberties we enjoy today.
Full Planning Approval granted for world-class Wales International Convention Centre
Full Planning Approval granted for world-class Wales International Convention CentreJune 5, 2015
The £65M Wales International Convention Centre has just been granted full planning permission. CBA is part of a competition winning team led by Scott Brownrigg Architects for the 27,000 sq metre project which builds on the Celtic Manor Resort's existing conferencing facilities.
CBA's Design Principal Ed Brawn delighted to be on Judging Panel for MOLEWA Architecture Competition
CBA's Design Principal Ed Brawn delighted to be on Judging Panel for MOLEWA Architecture CompetitionMay 12, 2015
CBA was delighted to continue its involvement with the Flower Ocean masterplan for Ruichang, China. CBA contributed to the outline briefing document which was used to invite architects from across the globe to submit ideas for a range of designated plots of different functions within the masterplan.
Unique Stratford Hotel wins Planning Permission
Unique Stratford Hotel wins Planning PermissionMay 6, 2015
CBA has designed the landscape for the new Penny Brook Hotel in Stratford by Grzywinski + Pons Architects, which received planning permission last week.
Stonehenge Wins International Heritage Award
Stonehenge Wins International Heritage AwardApril 16, 2015
CBA's work at Stonehenge on behalf of English Heritage has been further recognised by another major award. The improvements to the surrounding landscape and new visitor centre at Stonehenge has been named as a winner of the 2015 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.
CBA Sponsors MIPIM Charity Fundraising Event
CBA Sponsors MIPIM Charity Fundraising EventMarch 13, 2015
As a member of the Tibbalds/Campbell Reith JV HCA multi-disciplinary panel team, CBA is pleased to have been one of the sponsors for this year's annual Cycle to Cannes fundraising event.
HLF Success for Brooklands - the World’s first motor racing circuit
HLF Success for Brooklands - the World’s first motor racing circuitMarch 2, 2015
The Brooklands Museum and Race Track Revival Project has been awarded £4.7m funding from the HLF. The ambitious project will help recapture Brookland's incredible history for visitors. CBA is developing the hard and soft landscape works for the project as part of a design team led by architects Thomas Ford & Partners.
Muquaras New City Quarter, Lusail, Qatar
Muquaras New City Quarter, Lusail, QatarFebruary 24, 2015
CBA is part of a team including RHWL Architects and Buro Happold that have won a competition for the masterplanning of a visionary new city quarter in Lusail.
Gatwick Airport wins The Wildlife Trusts Biodiversity Benchmark Award
Gatwick Airport wins The Wildlife Trusts Biodiversity Benchmark AwardFebruary 18, 2015
For over 15 years CBA has been working with Gatwick Airport to deliver of a wide range of infrastructure projects to support the airport's operations. CBA is proud of its contribution to help Gatwick Airport achieve the Wildlife Trust's Biodiversity Benchmark; a measure of the airport's commitment to the continued conservation of nature on its landholdings.
CBA Studios at MIPIM 2015
CBA Studios at MIPIM 2015February 16, 2015
We will be attending MIPIM in Cannes from the 10th to the 12th of March this year and will be based in the London Pavilion. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss opportunities and show you our current UK and international project portfolio.
A New Visitor Centre for Aflaj World Heritage Site Oman
A New Visitor Centre for Aflaj World Heritage Site OmanFebruary 13, 2015
The Ministry of Municipalities and Water Resources in Oman have appointed CBA to prepare a feasibility study, masterplan and design guidelines for the development of the Aflaj World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.
International Architecture Competition Launched for MOLEWA Project, China
International Architecture Competition Launched for MOLEWA Project, ChinaJanuary 5, 2015
CBA, together with Chetwoods Architects, developed a concept masterplan in 2014 for the MOLEWA (Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture) development near Mount Lu, China. The project now moves forward with the launch, by developer Hua Yan Group, of an exciting international architecture competition to design the first landmark buildings there.
CBA Double Success on HCA Multi-disciplinary Panel
CBA Double Success on HCA Multi-disciplinary PanelNovember 17, 2014
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has confirmed the 18 successful companies appointed to its new £100 million multi-disciplinary panel. The panel will be used to procure a wide range of technical services required to support the planning and construction of homes by public sector bodies in England between 2015 and 2019.
Durham Riverside Regeneration Update
Durham Riverside Regeneration UpdateJuly 22, 2014
Ecological mitigation and enhancement measures, designed by CBA's ecologists and landscape architects, have been installed as part of the redevelopment of the former ice rink site at Freemans Reach on Durham's riverside.
Broadwater Farm Inclusive Learning Campus Officially Opened
Broadwater Farm Inclusive Learning Campus Officially OpenedJuly 17, 2014
Broadwater Farm Inclusive Learning Campus in Haringey London, with landscape design by CBA, has been officially opened at a special ceremony on 17th July 2014.
Planning Excellence Award for Stonehenge World Heritage Site Visitor Centre
Planning Excellence Award for Stonehenge World Heritage Site Visitor CentreJune 23, 2014
CBA's work on the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre & Environmental Improvement Project has been recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute at this year's national Awards for Planning Excellence.
Jodrell Bank Observatory Heritage Strategy
Jodrell Bank Observatory Heritage StrategyJune 20, 2014
CBA has been commissioned by the University of Manchester to produce a Conservation Management Plan for the Jodrell Bank Observatory.
Heritage Award for Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, Epping Forest
Heritage Award for Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, Epping ForestMarch 19, 2014
CBA's Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge project was given the commendation award in the Heritage category in Waltham Forest Design awards last week.
Energy City, Qatar
Energy City, QatarFebruary 28, 2014
CBA is designing and delivering all of the public realm and urban landscape for Qatar's first full service business hub and office district in the city of Doha.
Stonehenge - A New Dawn
Stonehenge - A New DawnDecember 17, 2013
Improvements to facilities for the many hundreds of thousands who visit Stonehenge each year have taken a major step forward with the opening of a new visitor centre
BALI Award for Restoration of South Hill Park
BALI Award for Restoration of South Hill ParkDecember 6, 2013
The restoration and regeneration of South Hill Park and Arts Centre near Bracknell Town Centre was recognised at the BALI 2013 National Landscape Awards held in London.
Lichfield Park Recognised in Landscape Institute Awards
Lichfield Park Recognised in Landscape Institute AwardsNovember 23, 2013
CBA is delighted that the Lichfield Parks Restoration Project was Highly Commended in the Landscape Institute's 2013 national awards in the Heritage and Conservation category at a ceremony held at the Bloomsbury Big Top, London on 21st November 2013.
6Cs Green Infrastructure Strategy
6Cs Green Infrastructure StrategyNovember 22, 2013
CBA's work in developing a long-term vision and strategy for Green Infrastructure delivery across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire has been highlighted as good practice in the Landscape Institute's Position Statement on Green Infrastructure.
Lordship Recreation Ground wins Gold at London Bloom Awards
Lordship Recreation Ground wins Gold at London Bloom AwardsOctober 7, 2013
Lordship Recreation Ground in Tottenham has been judged as being among the best in the capital after it won an award at a city-wide competition.
Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Legacy Masterplan
Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Legacy MasterplanSeptember 4, 2013
June 15th 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede. A series of commemorative events are planned across the country during 2015. To help secure a legacy from these events, CBA was appointed by the National Trust and its partners to create a Landscape Masterplan for Runnymede and the adjacent Ankerwycke estate.
Regeneration of Telford Town Centre
Regeneration of Telford Town CentreSeptember 3, 2013
CBA has recently completed the first stage of an outline planning application for the regeneration of Telford Town Centre.
Preparation of a Landscape Masterplan for a new Park near Ruichang, China
Preparation of a Landscape Masterplan for a new Park near Ruichang, ChinaSeptember 2, 2013
CBA have been appointed to prepare an illustrative landscape Masterplan for a new Park near Ruichang, in the Jaingxi province, China
Beacon Park welcomes HRH The Princess Royal
Beacon Park welcomes HRH The Princess RoyalApril 24, 2013
HRH The Princess Royal visited Lichfield's award-winning Beacon Park on Wednesday 24 April 2013 to celebrate the park's recent transformation as part of the Lichfield Historic Parks Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. As the project's lead consultants and landscape architects, CBA are delighted to have played a key role in helping create a newly vibrant public open space for Lichfield.
London 2012 Olympic Games Green Infrastructure Legacy
London 2012 Olympic Games Green Infrastructure LegacyMarch 26, 2013
Reports published by Natural England and its partners show how green infrastructure is an important element of the Olympic legacy. The case studies feature three of the Games' most important and iconic venues, including the mountain biking venue at Hadleigh Farm in Essex for which CBA provided planning and environmental consultancy services.
Singapore Botanic Gardens World Heritage Site Bid
Singapore Botanic Gardens World Heritage Site BidMarch 18, 2013
The Singapore Government has commissioned CBA's heritage and masterplanning team to prepare the Singapore Botanic Garden's nomination documents...
CBA successful in National Wildlife Conservation Park, Al Wabra, Qatar competition
CBA successful in National Wildlife Conservation Park, Al Wabra, Qatar competitionMarch 15, 2013
CBA have been selected by the Qatari Government to prepare a feasibility study and masterplan for the Al Wabra Wildlife Park.
A Forty Year Journey Through Landscape
A Forty Year Journey Through LandscapeMarch 5, 2013
Chris Blandford, CBA's Senior Director, gave a key note lecture at Ghent University College, School of Art to students and staff on 6th March 2013.
Durham Riverside Regeneration Scheme given Green Light by Planners
Durham Riverside Regeneration Scheme given Green Light by PlannersMarch 5, 2013
Durham County Council's planning committee resolved to approve the Freemans Reach scheme for the redevelopment of the former ice rink site on Durham's riverside.
Lichfield Parks BALI National Landscape Grand Award
Lichfield Parks BALI National Landscape Grand AwardDecember 12, 2012
The Lichfield Parks Restoration Project received the Grand Award in the 2012 BALI National Landscape Awards...
Lewes District Public Realm Framework
Lewes District Public Realm FrameworkDecember 11, 2012
Lewes District Council has appointed CBA to prepare a Public Realm Framework for the District.
Lordship Recreation Ground Award
Lordship Recreation Ground AwardDecember 7, 2012
The community-led regeneration was recognised by an award in the 'Most Improved Park' category in the Fields in Trust Awards 2012.
Greenwood Place Commission
Greenwood Place CommissionNovember 15, 2012
As part of the Tibbalds HCA Multidisciplinary team, CBA has been appointed to provide landscape architectural services for Greenwood Place Community Centre - Adult Care Services
Urban Greenery Centre, Kuwait City
Urban Greenery Centre, Kuwait CityOctober 19, 2012
The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research has appointed CBA and PACE to masterplan, design, and deliver an innovative ‘green’ visitor centre and demonstration sustainable landscape for urban areas.
Heritage Village UAE
Heritage Village UAESeptember 27, 2012
Working with local consultant Conseco, CBA prepared a vision, masterplan, design guidance, and a heritage conservation and interpretation strategy for the historic village of Jazierah Al Hamra, UAE.
Lappsett & Angry Birds Destinations
Lappsett & Angry Birds DestinationsAugust 8, 2012
CBA's Senior Director, Chris Blandford, was invited to the HQ of Lappset and Rovio to participate in workshops to explore site planning and design ideas for the Angry Birds themed play zones and parks implemented by Lappset.
CBA Supports ICOMOS UK
CBA Supports ICOMOS UKAugust 3, 2012
CBA Senior Director Elected Again as Trustee...
South Hill Park Restored
South Hill Park RestoredJuly 25, 2012
His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex visited South Hill Park in Bracknell on 24th July to mark the completion of the £2.3 million restoration scheme...
Olympic Mountain Bike Legacy
Olympic Mountain Bike LegacyJuly 20, 2012
The Olympic mountain bike course in Essex will open to the public now that the London 2012 Games are over...
Olympic Torch lights up newly completed Mote Park
Olympic Torch lights up newly completed Mote ParkJuly 17, 2012
CBA has just completed the regeneration of historic Mote Park in Kent, having successfully secured HLF and Big Lottery funding for the project.
Stonehenge...the MovieJune 13, 2012
English Heritage has commissioned a video that shows what the new visitor facilities and the landscape around Stonehenge will look like...
Bishops Park Restored
Bishops Park RestoredJune 4, 2012
For the last 3 years CBA has been the lead consultant, landscape architect and heritage advisors working with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham on the restoration of Bishops Park and Fulham Palace...
CBA at the Leisure Operator's Conference
CBA at the Leisure Operator's ConferenceJune 1, 2012
CBA is delighted to have sponsored the Vision XS Leisure Operators' Conference on 28th June 2012 at Latimer Place in Buckinghamshire.
Better Southend Project Public Realm Receives RTPI Award
Better Southend Project Public Realm Receives RTPI AwardFebruary 1, 2012
The Public Realm in Southend on Sea Town Centre scooped a 2011 Royal Town Institute Planning Award.