Newcastle Environment Awards - Built Environment - Winner
Newcastle Environment Awards - Places and Spaces - Winner
Newcastle Environment Awards - Outstanding Award - Winner
Wharton Park, Durham
Durham Environment Awards - Built Environment - Winner
Durham Environment Awards - Places and Spaces - Winner
Durham Environment Awards - Outstanding Award - Winner
Hortriculture Week Custodian Award - Best Parks Restoration/Development Project - Winner
Southern Green Ltd was established by Directors Ros Southern and Simon Green in 1998, in response to a growing demand from clients for cost effective but quality driven landscape design consultancy service. We moved into our offices in Low Fell in 2005 and currently employ eight chartered landscape architects along with graduate staff and support staff. Over the years we have developed a strong client base, with returning customers forming the backbone of our work. We have also developed expertise in the design and restoration of a wide range of different landscapes, but specialise particularly in historic landscape restoration, urban regeneration, landscape and visual assessment and masterplanning. Ros and Simon are supported by a team of eight chartered landscape architects, graduate, technical and administrative support staff.
UKAS Accredited Certifications
Ros Southern is a founding Director of Southern Green established in 1997, and has been a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute since 1992. She is a Built Environment Expert (BEE) for Design Council CABE, a member of the Highways England Design Panel, Professional Practice Examiner and Examinations Monitor for the Landscape Institute, has acted as a university external examiner for Edinburgh University and regularly works as a guest lecturer for Newcastle University.
Simon is a founding Director of Southern Green Landscape Architects which has been established since 1997, and has been a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute since 1984. Simon specialises in heritage landscapes, parks and leisure projects and has a wealth of experience in developing projects and obtaining funding for parks. In the last decade Simon’s work has helped secure over £50m in grant funding through leading successful Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bids and Higher level Stewardship schemes.
Liam is a Technical Director at Southern Green, having joined the team in 2009. Liam has been a chartered member of the Landscape Institute since 2011. Liam completed his studies at Leeds Metropolitan University and returned to his roots to progress his career in the North East. Liam specialises in detailed design and delivery development within the urban realm, and has worked on an enviable range of hard and softworks projects throughout the region.
Louise joined Southern Green in 2003, gaining chartership of the Landscape Institute in 2006 and becoming a Technical Director in 2017. Louise initially studied English Literature and History of Art at the University of York, during which time she specialised in landscape and architectural history. Since joining Southern Green, Louise has developed her interest in historic landscapes, specialising in design and delivery for Heritage Lottery Funded projects.
Sharon is an Associate Director at Southern Green, having joined the team in 2013. Sharon completed her studies at Leeds Metropolitan University Sharon and became a chartered member of the Landscape Institute in 2006. Sharon has experience in a wide range of projects from small-scale residential schemes to large scale strategic studies and assessments. She is often involved with projects from inception, through the production of Landscape and Visual assessments, masterplans and strategy documents, through to detailed design and implementation.
Helen is an Associate Director at Southern Green, having joined the team in 2016. Helen has been a chartered member of the Landscape Institute since 2003. Helen’s experience in multidisciplinary offices as well as small scale landscape practice has helped her develop wide ranging management and organisation skills. Helen has developed strong project management and client liaison skills through her involvement with a wide range of public and private projects, from site selection through to on-site implementation and management.