Simple solutions and astrong sense of place

The terra firma Consultancy are a professional landscape architecture practice specialising in all aspects of landscape planning, assessment and design; at all scales, in all sectors, throughout the UK and overseas.


terra firma

terra firma have been creating simple, sustainable and beautifully designed solutions for a huge range of projects since 1985.

Our services encompass the entire range of the landscape architectural profession’s remit from inception, assessment, concept to delivery and on-going management beyond.

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.

Launched by ex-Portsmouth City Chief Landscape Architect John Wigham in May 1985 and since 2000 under the leadership of ex equity partner Lionel Fanshawe, terra firma have worked in 30 countries, across 6 continents in its 33 year history. Based in Hampshire, we have offshoot offices in London, Vilnius and Dubai (Please see contact page).

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) keeping both current, following regular re-appraisals. We obtained ISO 14001(2004) environmental accreditation in March 2013.

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