Landscape architects and public realm experts on HS2 design panel

The Government has announced the names of the 45 members of the independent design panel for the High Speed 2 rail project.

HS2 Design Panel members named. Image: HS2
HS2 Design Panel members named. Image: HS2

The panel will be the project’s independent advisor, helping it to deliver on its key design principles. Members from the group will also form part of the regional site-specific design panels.

Experts in design fields including urban, landscape, digital and brands will work alongside internationally-renowned architects, sustainability experts and engineering specialists to help guide HS2’s development, the Government said.

Among them are landscape architect and consultant Annie Coombs, founder of landscape architecture firm J & L Gibbons Johanna Gibbons, urban and landscape design expert Tom Holbrook, LDA Design board director and landscape architect Alister Kratt, LDA board director and masterplanner Selina Mason, urban design consultant Paul Watson, Publica founding director Lucy Musgrave, and Kathryn Moore, president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

Chair Sadie Morgan, of dRMM Architects, said the panel would "mentor and inspire" the project so that it becomes a "transformational railway system which will exceed all of our expectations".

"The British creative and engineering industry is already delivering outstanding examples of design excellence around the world. HS2 is a huge opportunity to bring that brilliance home."

Transport minister Robert Goodwill said the panel will help ensure HS2 gives passengers the experience they want, and that HS2 will be "sympathetic" to the landscape it is built in.

The full panel list with biographies is available here (PDF).


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Quercus

Quercus

Oak trees are iconic, produce spectacular autumn foliage and benefit the natural environment, Sally Drury reports.

Spiraea

Spiraea

With a wide variety in habit, flowers and foliage, these ornamental plants ensure months of enjoyment, says Sally Drury.

Crataegus

Crataegus

These shrubs and trees have for centuries been used as boundaries and are also important for wildlife, Sally Drury finds.


 

Horticulture Week

The latest developments concerning coronavirus for horticulture industry professionals involved in buying or selling garden products and plants or producing and participating in horticultural shows and events.

HW Podcast

Horticulture Week Podcast #2: Peter Seabrook and Matt Appleby

Horticulture Week Podcast #2: Peter Seabrook and Matt Appleby

Peter Seabrook has spent his lockdown rebuilding The Sun's Floral Fantasia display at RHS Hyde Hall. He says garden designers and local authorities should take note that the popular colourful bedding displays have attracted record numbers of visitors to the garden.

Horticulture Week Top 70 Landscape and maintenance contractors

See our exclusive RANKING of landscape and maintenance contractors by annual turnover plus BUSINESS TRENDS REPORT AND ANALYSIS

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

BUSINESS LEADs

Build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape, arboriculture, grounds care, production and kit supplies. To receive the latest tenders weekly to your inbox sign up for our Tenders Tracker bulletin here.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE

Free to subscribers, the essential guide for professional plant buyers
 

Download your copy

Products & Kit Resources