BDP Bristol plans Jo Yeates tribute

Landscape architecture firm BDP has unveiled a series of tributes in memory of Bristol-based employee Jo Yeates, who was found murdered on Christmas Day last year.

The firm will create a small garden of remembrance at its Bristol studio, where she worked, along with a book of remembrance that includes an anthology of her work.

Additionally, BDP Bristol will sponsor an annual landscape design prize for students at Gloucestershire University's landscape and environment department and dedicate a sponsored ride to her this spring that had been planned to mark the firm's 50th anniversary. Proceeds from the event will be donated to charities chosen by Jo's parents and boyfriend.

Keith Pavey, head of BDP's Bristol studio, said: "It is now over seven weeks since Jo was so tragically taken from us and it is still difficult to come to terms with her untimely and unnecessary death.

"We have been overwhelmed by the many messages of condolence and sympathy we have received from our clients and colleagues in the construction industry."

He added: "We are certain that there will be many lasting tributes to Jo from many directions. We will not forget Jo and we hope the plans we have announced will collectively become a lasting tribute to her."


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