Waterman eyes growth in the north with landscape senior
Multidisciplinary consultancy firm Waterman has strengthened its landscape planning and design team in the north with a new appointment. Wendy Wright has joined the Leeds City office as Associate Director for Landscape and will help drive future growth and development across the northern region and Scotland.
A chartered landscape architect with over 20 years’ experience, before joining Waterman, Wendy enjoyed a highly successful career in the housing, education, health, and energy sectors, where she was involved in a number of large scale regeneration and public realm projects, both in private practice and in local authority. Her particular area of expertise is in landscape planning, landscape design, landscape and visual impact assessment, and expert witness.
Wendy’s experience includes working on some of the most prestigious and highly recognised projects in the UK, including the London Docklands redevelopment, UK Garden Festival programme, Channel Tunnel Rail Link, and the Inner London Decent Homes Strategy.
She has attained several notable achievement awards throughout her career, the most recent one being the 2013 Landscape Institute Award for the Harrogate Green Infrastructure Guide. Wendy is also an elected member of the Landscape Institute advisory council and serves as a mentor on the Landscape Institute’s Pathway to Chartership programme.
John Hughes, Regional Director for Infrastructure & Environment’s Northern Team commented:
“Wendy is a high calibre individual who brings a wealth of experience from both private practice and local authority in both the London and regional markets. Landscape issues are an ever more critical consideration within the development decision making process, through increased pressure on greenfield land for strategic urban expansion, or on wild and unspoilt landscapes for energy and infrastructure related proposals. Wendy’s appointment is part of our regional growth strategy and we’re delighted to welcome her to the Waterman team.”
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Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets. Founded in 1952 and listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1988, Waterman has grown into a leading engineering and environmental consultancy with offices throughout the UK, Europe and Australia. Waterman works with government agencies, local authorities, government-regulated industries and private sector clients to provide innovative, sustainable and economic solutions across a wide spectrum of business activities. The firm has extensive experience in property and buildings, environmental consultancy, power and energy, municipal engineering, highways and rail infrastructure, urban and regional planning. Award winning teams provide professional services throughout the complete life cycle of the asset starting from initial surveys and concept planning, through to design, delivery, project management, supervision and on-going maintenance.