Nathan Edwards - Director

Nathan Edwards

Nathan is a traveller, a strategist, a lateral thinker, and a board games geek.

Nathan is one of the managing Directors of Urban Wilderness. His focus is on place making, urban greening and public realm and he is an experienced masterplanner and landscape strategist, and considers landscape architecture and urban design to play an essential part in helping to manage the global trend towards urbanisation.

Nathan became a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute in 2005. Prior to chartership Nathan completed a dual honours degree in Landscape Architecture and Town and Regional Planning (1995-1998), and a Landscape Diploma (1999-2000), both from the University of Sheffield.

Nathan has led a varied career, from the promotion, masterplanning, detailed landscape design and implementation of business parks, commercial developments, university estates and large housing schemes to public art strategies, urban greening, meanwhile spaces, environmental auditing and landscape assessment.

Nathan is a committed educator. In recent years he has enjoyed taking on the role of providing education and support to the landscape students at Sheffield University as a course tutor. Nathan also provides course accreditation support and guidance to the Landscape Institute as a member of the Professional Review Groups for both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

Contact Nathan

T: 0113 472 0030
M: 07876705171


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Portswood Road

This urban realm scheme integrates six student accommodation blocks together via a series of courtyard spaces. Like all…

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Court Lodge

This legacy project seeks to create a high quality, attractive and sustainable new community to the south of Ashford in…

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Reviving Mines, Paradise Reimagined

In 2020, Urban Wilderness participated in the “Shandong Mines Park” Reviving Mines Competition,  organised by Non A…

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Bloom! St. Helen’s Moorish Stitch

Urban Wilderness were commissioned to work with McArthurGlen to develop a new, temporary garden for the Bloom! Festival…

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Dormouse Garden

This garden created for Chester Zoo’s Wild Worlds Festival (summer 2018), seeks to reveal the often hidden conserv…

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Greening The City Strategy, Nottingham Trent University

A well designed landscape can foster a feeling of belonging, a recognisable identity, a community focus and a sense of p…

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NTU, Brackenhurst Campus

A ‘Landscape Strategy’ has been developed in order to map and evaluate the quality, condition and use of the existin…

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The historic market town of Andover is situated on the River Anton, 18.5 miles west of Basingstoke, 18.5 miles north-wes…

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Wirksworth Memorial Garden and Market Square

The design intended to create a multi-functional landscape that could be used as a market space and memorial garden for…

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Lisbon University

Working in collaboration with Munro+Whitten, Urban Wilderness won the delegates choice award for the Lisbon University D…

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South Loughborough

South Loughborough comprises of a 49 hectare site which has been carefully designed to positively address potential issu…

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Goldsmith Gateway

Public realm project for a site straddling Goldsmith Street in Nottingham city centre which forms a key entrance/arrival…

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Designer Outlet York

Urban Wilderness were commissioned to assess the landscape surrounding the Designer Outlet to the south of York and to p…

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Shepherd’s Green, Ibstock

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Pall Mall

Visibility Impact Assessment (VIA) of a proposed 18 storey mixed use development within the heart of Liverpool. Comprehe…

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Reception and Environment Centre, Brackenhurst Campus

An important landmark project for Nottingham Trent's Brackenhurst campus, providing cutting edge research and teaching f…

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Rushcliffe School

Urban Wilderness provided planning support, followed by the detailed design of external spaces for a new Language, Music…

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Loes Farm, Warwick

Residential scheme designed around a green infrastructure framework, comprising a number of pocket parks, equipped child…

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Hook Lane

Working with LRM Planning and Brookbanks Consulting, Urban Wilderness designed and submitted proposals for a new mixed u…

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Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Options for streetscape enhancements aimed at re-balancing the ratio of “bypassers” to “paying visitors”, couple…

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North Entrance, HSE Headquarters, Liverpool

Recently completed landscape proposals which visually lifts one's approach to the headquarters of the Health and Safety…

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St Mary’s Green

A landscape led masterplan which seeks to create a high quality, attractive and sustainable community. A series of inter…

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