The elements of our approach
Environment & Community
Coe Design fully supports and promotes sustainability within our Practice and our projects. We acknowledge the effect that climate change is having on our current and future lives, the role we can play in protecting our environment and part we can play in developing communities. We strive to minimize our own impact on the environment by making sustainability a fundamental part of the way we operate and approach the design and delivery processes of our projects. Our ethos is to be at the forefront of providing landscape design and development solutions that consistently address the urgent and growing need to create sustainable communities.
Our expertise has a broad environmental base, from sustainability, habitat creation, ecology, to micro-climate design. Our extensive knowledge of the environment and ecology, underscores our approach to schemes from the earliest stage. We carry out comprehensive evaluation of resource efficiencies to ensure that each scheme maximises the potentiality of input reduction.
We have been part of multi-disciplinary teams working on sustainable projects in the UK and internationally, making a significant contribution to minimizing the impact on the environment. Many of our schemes are assessed using BREAM principles.
We are fully committed to designing inspiring and engaging places. We consider that art and cultural interpretation through design narrative, representation and place making is critical in maintaining, positive, enduring relationships with each other and the natural world. We listen closely to our clients, stakeholders and users to establish a relevant landscape program for the people and places we design. We acknowledge historic cultural heritage and respond with contemporary cultural outcomes.
Project partnering and community design
We have considerable experience forming partnerships with clients and users, both formally & informally arranged. In our work with local authorities and development agencies, we present ideas which resolve potential conflicts between the development and habitat.
In all our community-led schemes the consultation process is central and the feedback has informed and guided the design. This work is applicable to education, housing, parks, gardens, urban squares for master plans, design and management plans.