The UK government has set out its plans for a £100bn infrastructure spend across 2015-2020, including development within; road, rail, housing, energy, schools and health. Among the announcements are a £3.3bn programme to support the building of up to 165,000 new homes, a £2bn investment in Local Enterprise Partnerships to boost ‘regional development’ and an additional £5bn to support the planning of ‘priority infrastructure’.
What this boils down to is that there is a lot of building planned over the next 10 years and where there is infrastructure development, there is a requirement for architectural professionals.
At ALLEN & YORK our specialist Planning & Built Environment (PBE) team work with consultancies, private practices, developers and public sector organisations and we are seeing a significant growth in demand for Landscape Architects across the UK.
“Rejuvenation and redevelopment requires landscape architecture at the planning stages of each project. We recruit both environmental landscape architects, who ensure low impact on the surrounding ecology, as well as urban landscapers who create synergies between people, place and surroundings. There’s a good mix of landscape architecture jobs currently available, and some really exciting opportunities for professionals at all levels.”
Josh Marshall, Lead Consultant Landscape Architecture at ALLEN & YORK
Salaries are competitive in the market, due to demand. Depending on location, these roughly range from; Associate £45,000+, Senior/Principal £35,000-£45,000, Landscape Architect £25,000-£35,000, Graduates £18,000-£22,000.
Due to the wide breadth of the profession every landscape architecture role is different, it’s a hugely rewarding discipline in which you can truly leave a legacy for future generations.
To find out more about current job opportunities contact;
Lead Consultant Landscape Architecture at ALLEN & YORK
01202 888 986 ext.298