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Manchester School of Architecture

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Practice Profile: Barnes Walker


Established in 1986, Barnes Walker is an award winning and highly respected landscape design consultancy with an extensive and wide ranging portfolio of expertise and experience with over 2000 projects completed. Registered with the Landscape Institute and based in customised studio space in South Manchester, the practice operates throughout the UK. The practice offers a full range of landscape architectural services from landscape and visual impact assessments, through masterplanning, to the detailed design of the landscape and its long-term maintenance. Of particular value is our ability to work at different scales from large scale EIAs and landscape planning in multi-disciplinary situations to the detailed design of small external spaces.

We have a committed team of fifteen talented professionals skilled in landscape architecture, urban design, masterplanning, environmental planning, garden design, horticulture and sustainable development, including seven Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute, a qualified urban designer and a Chartered Town Planner.




The practice provides professional, punctual and accountable advice and has an established reputation for innovative design. We aim to apply the same freshness of approach to everything we do, tempering idealism with pragmatism in the belief that we must always respond to clients’ practical requirements, constraints and needs. We understand the need for a well-informed and sensitive approach to environmental issues in all aspects of development and this has been reflected in our work. Of particular importance is our ability to achieve successful outcomes in situations where there are challenging planning issues and significant site constraints. We have an excellent reputation with local authorities and achieve planning success in situations where many would fail.