strategists, visionaries, designers, collaborators, place makers.
The city can be an unyielding place with few places to sit and enjoy the sun.
Urban Wilderness is a landscape design and environmental consultancy based in Leeds and Sheffield. We are a close-knit team of Landscape Architects, Masterplanners and Urban Designers, offering our clients a wide range of services. We design at all levels from large open spaces and new settlements to individual gardens and play spaces.
As our name suggests, we specialise in bringing the best of the world beyond the town into the urban environment. Similarly the more ‘natural’ systems of the countryside require sensitive design and management to successfully incorporate new development into existing spatial strategies, land uses and habitats. Every space has its own merits and we strive to embrace these to produce designs which are sensitive to their context and character.
We help to physically shape our environment and the way in which we experience it.
Urban Wilderness were commissioned to work with McArthurGlen to develop a new, temporary garden for the Bloom! Festival in York; “A fun floral festival celebrating 250 years of the Ancient Society of…More info on Bloom! St. Helen’s Moorish Stitch Take a look at our projects
North York Moors National Park
Working for the Benedictine community of nuns who had moved north from Worcestershire, Urban Wilderness produced landscape proposals from concept through to construction for the nuns’ new monastery in Yorkshire. With Fielden…More info on Stanbrook Abbey, Wass, North York Moors National Park Take a look at our projects
Nottingham City Centre
A well designed landscape can foster a feeling of belonging, a recognisable identity, a community focus and a sense of place. These factors form part of both Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU)…More info on Greening The City Strategy, Nottingham Trent University Take a look at our projects
This project saw Urban Wilderness provide a range of consultancy services to Preston City Council, to help deliver the historic restoration of this much-loved and well-used heritage asset on the banks…More info on Avenham and Miller Parks Take a look at our projects
In order to realise the Nottingham Trent University’s goal of improving student experience, its wider public image and its standing within the National Student Survey, a ‘Landscape Strategy’ has been developed…More info on NTU, Brackenhurst Campus Take a look at our projects
A full planning application for a landscape-led scheme within a section of the former Dearne Valley Railway cutting. The landowner has an obligation to undertake essential engineering works to a road…More info on Railway Reclamation Park, Doncaster Take a look at our projects
The project brief was to create a flexible space that could be used for the town's Saturday markets whilst maintaining the peace and tranquility of a memorial garden. It was important from…More info on Wirksworth Memorial Garden and Market Square Take a look at our projects
Working in collaboration with Munro+Whitten (based in Leicester), Urban Wilderness won the Delegates Choice Award for the Lisbon University Design Ideas Competition. The competition formed part of the Landscapes and Life…More info on Lisbon University Take a look at our projects
Nottingham City Centre
Following the success of our 'Greening the City Strategy' developed with Nottingham Trent University's Estates Team (NTU), Goldsmith Gateway was identified as one of the site's within the City campus in…More info on Goldsmith Gateway Take a look at our projects
Urban Wilderness provided landscape strategy and masterplanning consultancy to help integrate a proposed residential development area, new nature reserve and extensive public open space and all within the sensitive landscape of…More info on Carnforth Residential Development Take a look at our projects
This project included the detailed hard and soft landscape design for a new signature building within Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus. the landscape sought to integrate the new building into an…More info on Reception and Environment Centre, Brackenhurst Campus Take a look at our projects
The project seeks to promote the Matley Lane site as a sustainable location for new residential development. The site provides an opportunity to extend the existing residential community - to develop…More info on Matley Lane, Tameside, Manchester Take a look at our projects
The landscape proposals for this large contemporary house build consist of a series of “garden rooms” created to facilitate a continual living experience between the internal rooms and the outside garden.…More info on Garden Design, Cambridge Take a look at our projects
Grayshott, East Hampshire
From its humble beginnings as a small farm shop and restaurant, we worked with Big Apple Ventures to develop proposals to diversify the site into a visitor destination and rural employment…More info on Applegarth Farm, Hampshire Take a look at our projects
Harrowby Lane is a community-focused residential masterplanning project that seeks to focus pedestrian activity within the centre of the scheme whilst effectively integrating the development with the surrounding amenity assets and…More info on Harrowby Lane Take a look at our projects
One's sense of arrival to Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Stratford-upon Avon, was central to this project. People visiting the Cottage often pass by and view the cottage from the public highway,…More info on Anne Hathaway’s Cottage Take a look at our projects
Recently completed landscape project which visually lifts the approach to the Health and Safety Executive's headquarters in Bootle, Liverpool. New planted mounds, featuring semi-mature tree and ornamental shrub planting and uplighting are…More info on North Entrance, HSE Headquarters, Liverpool Take a look at our projects
“Bloom! was a fantastic festival involving over 120 separate projects across York. There were many highlights but the display that undoubtedly had the most impact was the one created by Urban Wilderness, and sponsored by McArthurGlen, for St Helen’s Square. It was stunning and transformative and showed the possibilities for developing the public realm in a totally different way. It generated masses of interest and led to a call to make it a permanent fixture beyond the 4 days of the festival.” Steve Brown, MD, Make It York