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Project Lead: The Crichton Trust
Architect and Lead Consultant: Collective Architecture
Landscape Architect: RaeburnFarquharBowen
Environmental Consultant: Buro Happold
Infrastructure & Utilities: Buro Happold
Transport: Buro Happold
Cost Consultant: nbm Construction Consultants

We will deliver the master plan with an open and collaborative team, each member bringing a vast range of complementary skills and experience to create a transformative vision for Ladyfield.

Collective Architecture has undertaken a variety of projects over the past 20 years that have transformed places and their immediate/wider communities through imaginative placemaking strategies and the adaptation of existing sites, buildings and landscapes. Collective Architecture has extensive experience in delivering strategic plans, housing developments and community buildings at a variety of scales. For this commission we have drawn on an experienced team who have successfully delivered housing projects within existing communities, involving master-planning neighbourhoods, often in a phased manner. The team have experience of delivering solutions within complex and challenging locations, including in Dumfries & Galloway.

Landscape Architects RaeburnFarquharBowen’s interests lie in creating rich, diverse landscapes for people and wildlife to cohabit, and in developing exciting and relevant designs through open engagement and community co-design. We have extensive experience of landscape masterplanning for sustainable communities, in addition to experience within and adjacent to historic designed landscapes and also working within the Dumfries and Galloway area. RaeburnFarquharBowen have a strong track record of working with historic landscapes and settings and look to strike a careful balance between retaining and celebrating the rich character of individual sites with sensitive management and restoration; and seeking opportunities for further development appropriate to each setting. This has enabled us to reinvigorate and re-purpose many historic landscapes to accommodate the wants and needs of 21st century life. Their landscape masterplanning credentials are well established and we have particular interest and expertise in green infrastructure, biodiversity, and facilitating active travel to create spaces for people, plants and wildlife to thrive in the 21st century.

Buro Happold are a world-class global practice of engineers, consultants and advisers. Through integrated thinking and a truly interdisciplinary, interconnected community of passionate experts, they create transformative outcomes for clients and communities alike. Founder, Sir Ted Happold, believed that it was out of the different skills and bodies of knowledge we have across our firm, that the quality of what we do really emerges. This culture of collaboration and respect is as strong today as ever and drives us to deliver elegant solutions that leave a positive lasting legacy for the communities we work in and the environment. We value human wellbeing, embrace mutual responsibility and understand that a sustainable future is intrinsic to the economic and social impact of our work.

nbm Construction Cost Consultants would be providing assistance in the role of Cost Consultant on the appointment. nbm as a business have a staff compliment of 22 based out of their Glasgow City Centre office. They believe that the reputation of a business is based on the people who represent it and at nbm we take great pride in experience and ability of the team we have. Of the 22 staff members 12 are Chartered Surveyors and 10 have over 20 years experience. With this number of qualified staff they are well equipped to react to the timescales required of this appointment and with their experience they are able to provide guidance and recommendations from previous similar projects where others won’t.

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