Commercial Landscaping: Collington Winter
Commercial landscaping refers to the practice of designing, installing, and maintaining outdoor spaces for businesses, organisations, and other non-residential properties. It involves creating attractive and functional landscapes that enhance commercial property’s aesthetic appeal while serving various practical and ecological purposes.
At Collington Winter, our commercial landscape architects offer a wide range of landscape services. We are Chartered Landscape Architects with over 15 years of experience in creating, restoring, managing, and conserving high-profile outdoor spaces and landscapes.
We have vast experience in landscape planning and a thorough knowledge of relevant planning policy, and expertise in landscape character assessment. This enables us to deliver high-quality work and complete each landscape project with a high level of professionalism.
Hard vs soft landscaping
Hard commercial landscaping refers to the construction and installation of non-living, structural elements within outdoor spaces of commercial properties. These elements are designed to provide functionality, structure, and aesthetics to the landscape. Unlike soft scaping, which involves plants, trees, and other living elements, hard commercial landscaping focuses on features made from durable materials such as concrete, stone, wood, metal, and other manufactured materials. These features are designed to withstand wear and tear, weather conditions, and heavy use over time.
Hard commercial landscaping is an essential aspect of creating a well-rounded and functional outdoor environment for commercial properties. These hardscape elements not only provide practical benefits but also contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of the landscape. Successful hard commercial landscaping design considers the property’s layout, purpose, local climate, and the needs of the business or organisation that will use the space.
Soft commercial landscaping refers to the use of living elements, primarily plants, to enhance the aesthetic appeal, environmental sustainability, and overall atmosphere of outdoor spaces in commercial properties. Unlike hard landscaping, which involves non-living structures and materials, soft landscaping focuses on vegetation, flowers, trees, and other natural elements that contribute to the visual and ecological aspects of the landscape.
Soft commercial landscaping is essential for creating inviting and pleasant outdoor environments that contribute positively to the well-being of employees, customers, and visitors. Beyond aesthetics, soft landscaping also provides ecological benefits like air purification, temperature regulation, noise reduction, and habitat creation. Successful soft commercial landscaping involves careful plant selection, proper maintenance practices, and consideration of the property’s design and function.
Benefits of utilising an expert commercial landscaping company
Using an expert commercial landscape professional offers numerous benefits when designing, installing, and maintaining the outdoor spaces of commercial properties. Some of the main advantages of hiring an expert for your commercial landscaping needs include the following:
- Expertise and Experience
- Tailored Design Solutions
- Optimal Plant Selection
- Functional Design
- Cost-Effective Planning
- Knowledge of Regulations
- Environmental Considerations
- Risk Mitigation
- Project Management
Utilising an expert commercial landscape professional provides you with the guidance, creativity, and knowledge needed to create an outdoor environment that not only looks great but also meets your business’s specific needs and objectives.
Commercial Landscaping: Our Services
Some of our Landscape Planning services include site analysis and scoping surveys, landscape character assessments and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and Appraisal.
We offer a range of landscape design services, including Planting Plans, Management and Maintenance Plans, and Masterplanning and Urban Design.
Why Choose Collington Winter?
Collington Winter Environmental are experts in landscaping architecture and garden design. We provide an innovative, holistic and pragmatic approach to all of our projects. We are fast-paced problem solvers with experience working closely with clients to find solutions, often where others cannot.
We provide a range of services for both the private and public realms. We are passionate about landscape architecture and complete every project with a high level of professionalism. We also provide ecology services, including Ecological Appraisal and Assessment, Surveys, and Mitigation.
With current offices located in Greater Manchester and Dumfries, the team are well served to work nationwide. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with key stakeholders across the UK.
Contact us to find out more about how a commercial landscape architect from our team could assist with your project.