Tom Brickell

Associate Director

Tom is a Chartered Landscape Architect with extensive experience in the assessment, design, and implementation of landscape schemes across a diverse selection of projects throughout the UK.

07793 627431
tom.brickell@npaconsult.co.uk
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Tom provides Environmental Design support to clients across a range of sectors, including public realm, commercial and leisure, residential, education, heritage environments, and infrastructure projects.

Expertise

Tom brings his wealth of landscape architecture experience to projects of all scales – from strategic green infrastructure and site masterplanning to creative place-making designs.

Tom has expertise in supporting clients through the successful completion of all project work stages – from planning, through tender and construction, to landscape maintenance and management works.

He also acts as a mentor for candidates on the Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership.

Project Experience

Tom provides landscape architectural support across a range of work sectors. He is proud to have helped many clients deliver their project visions. His portfolio includes broad-scale site masterplanning for a proposed urban expansion of Gainsborough, and the development of strategic green infrastructure networks, for large-scale mixed-use developments at Stevenage, and Cribbs Causeway. He provided on-going design support at the planning and technical design stages for the delivery of public open space proposals.

Tom has expertise in the design and implementation-stage support of many public realm projects. He has been instrumental in the renewal of key commercial spaces in Swindon town centre. He is also the lead designer supporting B&NES’ regeneration team in their public realm enhancement works within Bath’s World Heritage Site, and at Midsomer Norton.

Tom’s public realm work often focuses on reanimating places for public life. As a result, he has helped to improve the accessibility, function, and appearance of spaces for civic events and rebalanced transport provisions. Tom has an excellent knowledge of the UK Regulations and standards that enable his designs to achieve quality benchmark status from the outset.

Within the education sector, Tom has worked with several institutions. These include the University of Reading, the University of Bristol, Malvern College, and Hayesfield Girl’s School. For the University of Bristol, Tom designed and supervised the delivery of several key places. The refurbishment of the Students’ Union building, and the creation of an extension of an historic garden and new civic backdrop to the Life Sciences building stand out as exemplary civic projects. The Life Sciences public realm project was granted an “Award of Excellence” by the Clifton & Hotwells Improvement Society (CHIS).

Within the commercial sector, Tom has helped to deliver planning consent for a new masterplan for the historic Bray Film Studios, near Windsor. He has also led the landscape capacity-led studies underpinning the proposed expansion of the Greendale Business Park, Exeter.

Tom’s infrastructure project experience includes the design and implementation-stage support of the A419 strategic bypass at Swindon on behalf of Highways England. He was also the lead designer responsible for the site selection, site layout, and landscape design of new Waste and Recycle Centres at Swanage and Bridport. The Bridport scheme won several awards, including RIBA South West Award, RICS South West ‘Highly Commended’ and Civic Trust Commendation.

 

Qualifications

  • BSc, Dip LA
  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)

Career History

  • Tom has worked with Nicholas Pearson Associates since 2004. Previous work experience includes landscape technician employment with Barry Chinn Associates and a photogrammetric role with Atkins.

Contact me

07793 627431
tom.brickell@npaconsult.co.uk
linkedin.com

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