Your Landscape Design Partners
Launched by ex-Portsmouth City Chief Landscape Architect John Wigham in May 1985 and since 2000, under the leadership of former partner Lionel Fanshawe (Fellow of The Landscape Institute) , the scope of the Practice's work engages in every sector; strategic landscape masterplans, landscape design for private estates and gardens, upmarket flats and houses, prestigious corporate headquarters, health and community care complexes; sports and leisure centres, school, college and university buildings, heritage schemes, retail schemes, industrial and office complexes, public parks and open space, theme parks, urban streetscape, waterside, inner-city action programmes, sustainable community initiatives etc.
Please see examples of the wide range of landscape architecture projects undertaken on our categorised projects pages.
International Landscape Architect Consultancy
The Terra Firma Consultancy offers International Experience & Worldwide Capability with associated offices in Latvia and Lebanon and in early 2006 established Alshamsi Terra Firma LLC in Dubai, now one of the Gulf's leading landscape architect consultancies
Landscape Project Awards
Terra Firma won the 2004 Local Government News Street Design Awards for best 'Home Zone' and runner up for best 'Waterside' schemes for projects completed in Portsmouth and Paddington. Terra Firma's work for the University of Portsmouth at Lion Square won commendations from both the Portsmouth Society and Civic Trust Awards last year and the Leonard Cheshire memorial garden at Le Court was a finalist in Horticulture Week's most recent annual Parks and Gardens award. Our work has featured in numerous publications and some excerpts can be viewed at the side of the blog section of this website.
Terra Firma is a Landscape Institute Registered Practice, a Law Society Registered Expert Witness, a Member of the Urban Design Group and an Associate of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment. The practice is a Registered Limited Company, obtained Investors in People Status in 2004 and is Quality Assured to ISO 9001 (2000). We obtained ISO 14001(2004) environmental accreditation in March 2013.
Landscape Design in Key Industry Sectors
Terra Firma works in all sectors from central government departments [including the MOD and FCO], local government and private clients. The firm is currently term consultant to several organisations including Churchill Retirement Living, Leonard Cheshire Disability and many leading developers such as Waterbridge, Newbridge, Tilfen and Segro.