Landscape Architecture

World Class Design

CGLA has over 30 years of experience in creating exceptional Commercial Landscapes, including; mixed-use developments, civic plazas, parks, institutional and commercial landscapes, corporate headquarters and larger residential developments. We demonstrate through our designs that outstanding Landscape Architecture both adds value to people’s lives and is commercially rational for our clients.

Our Clients

We have a prestigious client list including multi award winning private developers, premium house builders, world renowned architects, as part of a multidisciplinary team. We understand the complexities of larger commercial projects and are strong advocates for the inclusion of the public landscape as a means to achieve environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Design Solutions

Grounded in the realities of site practicalities and planning constraints, we nevertheless bring creativity to the design solutions. Whether shaping the outdoors to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, extending nearby building architecture to create a cohesive unified theme, or designing a public space that serves as a focal point for a community, CGLA design spaces for people’s lives.

planning support / biodiversity net gain

CGLA are experts in providing support for planning applications including pre-application submissions and landscaping conditions. Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is a crucial element for new-build developments, set to become mandatory from April 2024. This new legislation prompts us to integrate BNG assessments and calculations into our landscape design process. We can now offer a comprehensive, seamless, service to our clients embarking on new-build projects. There is more information about this on our insights page here.

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Commercial Projects

We design exceptional gardens, this includes; civic plazas, parks, institutional and commercial landscapes, corporate headquarters, master plans, and larger residential developments.

Our high-level conceptual approach blends both art and landscape design and strives to push the boundaries of what is typically perceived as landscape design and our creativity depends on challenging conventions that can limit the way we in which we look at spaces.

Design Process

Landscape Architecture involves a diverse range of design consideration.   The client’s brief and social, cultural, environmental and economic factors all interact to produce the context of a space.  We specialise in a collaborative approach and encourage open and transparent dialogue amongst different stakeholders.

Each design process begins with in-depth studies of the environmental, ecological, social, historical and cultural conditions to understand the broader context within the existing urban framework. This ensures that our designs are not just creative, but highly functional and sustainable for the long term.

Design Solutions

Our design expertise enables us to be flexible in our creativity while conforming to a proven approach. Our design solutions include:

  • Discharge of planning conditions
  • Landscape design
  • Hardscape design
  • Planting design
  • Water feature design
  • Lighting design
  • Artwork and sculpture design

Implementation Support

As an integrated practice, our Landscape Architecture team benefit from the in-house expertise of our award winning landscaping team, making us able to provide budgets, full costings and value-engineering support on our projects. We are known as problem solvers, and can take the project right through to construction with ongoing project monitoring and support.

“I have been using Cool Gardens Landscape Associates for the last few years now on our private client developments. We have been very impressed with their concepts and implementation of the clients brief into formal designs. I look forward to the next collaborative project in the near future”.



Meet The Design Team