Andy Cooper

Associate

Andy has expertise across the full spectrum of landscape architecture.

01225 876990
07793 627432
andrew.cooper@npaconsult.co.uk
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Andy's professional consultancy skills range from strategic landscape planning, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (including providing expert witness evidence) through to landscape master planning, detailed green infrastructure design, inspecting implementation work and involvement in environmental management plans.

Expertise

This expertise is founded on knowledge gained over a long period of time and in urban, suburban and rural contexts. Andy is experienced in resolving complex client requirements, based on a thorough understanding of each site landscape and local context, applying landscape and visual assessment skills and with an eye for identifying opportunities to deliver sustainable development.

Project Experience

Andy has spent over 25 years working in professional practice, providing landscape consultancy services to government agencies, the Ministry of Defence, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Strategic Partnerships, local authorities and the private sector. He has specialist knowledge of a wide range of sectors.

Recent housing/mixed-use landscape planning and design projects include Ensleigh North in the Bath World Heritage Site and Mount Pleasant, Longwell Green. Recent student residence and urban regeneration schemes include Hiatt Baker Halls for the University of Bristol and Midland Road, in Bath.

He has implemented major public masterplanning projects for the Ministry of Defence including Corsham Barracks. Andy provided landscape consultancy to Dorset County Council to promote an A30 Improvement scheme within the Blackdown Hills AONB.  He also helped the National Museum of Science and Industry (NMSI) Wroughton, near Swindon, achieve planning consent for a new branch of the museum showcasing sustainable development.

Project experience for the Environment Agency and National Trust includes the landscape strategy, detailed design and implementation of the Boscastle Flood Alleviation Scheme, winning the Canal and River Trust ‘River Rennaisance Award’, and a scheme for the River Jordan in Dorset.

Andy was lead landscape architect for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) providing the initial strategic landscape assessment in support of their consideration of the future of potential nuclear sites as part of a national energy strategy. He also assisted Bath and North East Somerset Council with their strategic housing site evidence base and provided the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment chapter for the Environmental Statement for the Wessex Water Combined Sewer Overflow scheme in Bath. He has also been involved in the feasibility and promotion of solar energy developments in Devon and Cornwall.

Andy’s further landscape design project experience includes Tyndall Avenue Streetscape/University Heart improvements for the University of Bristol and retained landscape adviser for the Bath Transport Project Park and Ride extensions.  Andy was also lead landscape architect for the design and implementation of the Cheadle Royal Business Park, Manchester.

Andy has been involved in promoting schemes for the logistics sector and assisting large estates realise opportunities for their ongoing management.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons), PGDip LA
  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)

Career History

  • At the start of his career Andy spent 10 years working with the multidisciplinary consultancy CPM Environmental Planning and Design, involved in local plan scheme promotion and planning inquiry work. Andy then had a senior role at Scott Wilson where he was lead landscape architect for a team that won the Landscape Institute ‘local planning’ award for its green infrastructure strategy for Worthing Borough. Since 2002, Andy has been a line manager, a mentor on the Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership, a senior member of the team at Nicholas Pearson Associates and a part-time post graduate course tutor in sustainable development and landscape planning at the University of Gloucestershire.

Contact me

01225 876990
07793 627432
andrew.cooper@npaconsult.co.uk
linkedin.com

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