Inspiring Places

Groundwork Greater Nottingham

Inspiring Places

Our Design Team

Groundwork Greater Nottingham employs a team of Chartered and Licentiate Landscape Architects who have extensive experience of delivering high quality projects, for a variety of clients, to a wide range of budgets. We believe passionately about improving the quality of life in areas of greatest need through quality landscape design that connects with the needs of local communities. Groundwork leads the way in providing landscape solutions that put people first, focusing on reconnecting people of all ages with their surroundings, helping to restore a sense of ownership and pride in their neighbourhood.

We take an integrated approach with landscape professionals working closely with community project officers, youth workers and education workers in multi-disciplinary teams. This unique blend of skills enables the community and client to be fully involved with each stage of the design process.

Joanne CMLI

Joanne, a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute since 1989, is the Manager of Groundwork Greater Nottingham’s Places Team with over 20 years experience of delivering all elements of landscape consultant’s services for public and private sectors including: Project management, monitoring and reporting, project design, contract documentation, contract administration and implementation through to completion, establishment and handover, full community consultation and engagement, planning and environmental control.

Over the years Joanne has worked in all sectors – private, voluntary and public and demonstrated her genuine commitment to sustainable development and design. Examples of her work can be seen in Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham and Salford and include projects such as: heritage allotments restoration project, housing regeneration projects, land reclamation of former domestic refuse tip, school grounds projects, formal, informal and natural play projects, private garden designs, creation of trails and long distance footpaths, heritage landscape projects, master plans, landscape designs for private eco-housing development and care homes, landscape improvement projects to public realm and many more.

Joanne cares passionately about connecting local communities with the landscapes that surround them. Through engaged consultation processes which educate and engender ownership, environmentally sustainable designs are created meeting the needs of people, plants and animals.


Paul is a recent Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute who over the last 10 years has firmly established himself within the landscape profession and gained a diverse range of skills including project development, landscape design, construction and contract management. Following graduation in 1999 he started as proprietor of landscape design and construction business, but soon realised that his interests lay in the wider elements of Landscape Architecture. Through his recent development on the Landscape Institutes Pathway to Chartership he has further established his knowledge base, through continued professional development, directly implemented to the role within Groundwork Greater Nottingham’s landscape architecture services.

Paul joined the team in 2006 and since then he has successfully delivered a variety of projects in Nottingham including community lead urban space regeneration, school site master planning, sport and education facilities, formal, informal and natural play projects, bespoke skate bowl construction within complex flood plain location, international standard petanque courts, public realm regeneration, long distance multi-user route along river corridor, allotment project, nature conservation project and housing regeneration projects.

Paul is passionate about creating imaginative landscape spaces and environments that maximise their potential, whilst providing practical solutions for clients, communities and residents. He is focused upon integrating a sustainable thread where appropriate into the delivery of projects.


Rose is a recently Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute. Rose has worked on various projects and developed experience in feasibility and survey work, community consultation, ecological design, creation of design plans and illustrations, planning application processing, construction and planting design, landscape contracts and project implementation as well as having particular expertise in fundraising.

Some of her projects have included canal-side improvements, feasibility studies and consultation for market town improvements, survey, feasibility and master planning for improvements to public open spaces, proposals for a natural play scheme within a housing estate, improvements to sports facilities for school grounds and consultation and development work to improve play provision, access and wildlife habitats for a park and mature woodland and public realm improvements within a housing estate.

Rose is passionate about ecological landscape design and sustainability, and tries where possible to translate this throughout her work. She is keen to develop inspiring landscapes for communities which both create and enhance wildlife habitats and educate people about the important value of the natural environment.

Landscape institue registered practice

Groundwork Greater Nottingham is the trading name of the Greater Nottingham Groundwork Trust Ltd, a charity registered in England and Wales; number 1003426. Registered address: Unit A, Tennyson Hall, Forest Road West, Nottingham. NG7 4EP.

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