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.

NTU, Brackenhurst Campus

Brackenhurst, Southwell

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…

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Avenham and Miller Parks

Preston

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…

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Shepherd’s Green, Ibstock

How do you create a new edge of settlement neighbourhood without changing the landscape setting of a town? We were appointed to produce a masterplan and vision document for this challenging…

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Applegarth Farm, Hampshire

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…

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Lisbon University

Portugal

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…

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Goldsmith Gateway

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…

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Designer Outlet York

York

Urban Wilderness were commissioned to assess the landscape surrounding the Designer Outlet to the south of York and to put forward a strategy of public realm improvements that would unify and…

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Wirksworth Memorial Garden and Market Square

Wirksworth

The project brief was to to create a flexible space that could be used for the town's Saturday markets whilst maintaining the peace and tranquillity of a memorial garden. It was…

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Private Garden, Bristol

Bristol

This project brief was to create a contemporary and functional outdoor space for a growing family. The design intended to have a modernist feel with the use of bespoke items including…

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Carnforth Residential Development

Carnforth

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…

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Active Campus Design, Loughborough University

Loughborough University

This hard and soft landscape scheme was part of a tender bidding process which ultimately led to the combined team successfully winning the project. The promotes student fitness / well-being and…

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Pall Mall

Liverpool

Urban Wilderness was commissioned by Industrial Workshop Pall Mall Ltd, to undertake a Visual Impact Assessment (VIA) for the final phase of development on a proposed 1.07 Ha mixed use development…

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Reception and Environment Centre, Brackenhurst Campus

Brackenhurst, Southwell

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…

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Matley Lane, Tameside, Manchester

Tameside

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…

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Rushcliffe School

Nottingham

Urban Wilderness was commissioned to provide planning support, followed by the detailed design of external spaces for a new Language, Music and Drama building within the existing school complex. The design…

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Garden Design, Cambridge

Tanglewood

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.…

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Railway Reclamation Park, Doncaster

Barnburgh

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…

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Loes Farm, Warwick

Warwick

A residential scheme designed around a green infrastructure framework, comprising of a number of pocket parks, equipped children’s play spaces and a new country park. The scheme has been sensitively designed…

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Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Stratford-Upon-Avon

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,…

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Greening The City Strategy, Nottingham Trent University

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)…

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Harrowby Lane

Grantham

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…

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North Entrance, HSE Headquarters, Liverpool

Liverpool

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…

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Stanbrook Abbey, Wass, North York Moors National Park

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…

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“Over 3 years we’ve challenged the team at Urban Wilderness to help us create a culture of great landscaping at our University. Through a combination of insightful strategic work, creative design and close attention to our needs as a client, we are now starting to realise the benefits that considered landscaping schemes can bring to our University. Our campus is getting greener all the time, and our students, staff and local community are very happy with the changes we’ve made. Urban Wilderness have been an excellent guide on that journey so far.” Chris Pryke-Henry - Nottingham Trent University.

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