A key specialism of the practice has been realised through the delivery of projects where heritage issues are key. We have positively utilised the challenges and opportunities that emerge from sites with heritage sensitivity; world heritage sites; conservation areas; listed buildings and registered parks and gardens; to develop pure heritage restoration or contemporary 21st century sites where heritage is an integral part.


  • strategic to detailed design and construction where sensitive designations are in place
  • all types of planning and heritage applications
  •  liaison with heritage professionals and local authority conservation officers
  • contract administration and project management of significant heritage landscape restoration projects
  • developing heritage strategies for landscape lead visitor sites 

Key projects 

  • the Inner Temple public realm design in the City of London
  • the Napoleonic Ordnance Depot public realm design in Daventry
  • John of Gaunts 15th Century hunting lodge, garden restoration design in East Sussex
  • WW2 Martello Tower public realm design in Eastbourne
  • heritage restoration landscape design for the National Trust at three sites, Hidcote Manor, Sissinghurst, and Polesden Lacey (in collaboration with ACTA)
  • Nick Harper was a project landscape architect for, the successful World Heritage Site application at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (including landscape work for the tree canopy walk, the lake crossings and the site selection of the Alpine House); the Wakehurst Place visitor centre; and the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, all of which were award winning projects (Nick was an Associate for CBA when carrying out these project landscape architect roles)