Heritage and Landscape
Heritage and landscape are inseparable in the UK. Every part of our landscape has been shaped or defined in some way by the history of our islands and our people. The landscape itself started as a natural canvas after the last Ice Age, upon which our story has been painted over the millennia and in many layers, and continues to be painted to this day.
Landscape architects tend to see the landscape as a continuum stretching back into the past and forwards into the future. For these reasons, we are sensitive to our heritage but creative in our outlook. We recognise the need to conserve, but are aware that many apparently rural landscapes have, in the past, been the setting of industry. Landscape character is defined by the interplay of natural elements and man's many interventions.
Change in the landscape, such as development, requires arbitration with, and interpretation of, our heritage.
Whether you require design, interpretation or assessment of a historic landscape, 2B has the approach, sensitivity, expertise and experience to meet your needs, so please get in touch to discuss your project.