Kate joined Pegasus Group in 2014 having worked previously at a private landscape practice based in Yorkshire for fourteen years. She began the early part of her career at English Heritage and subsequently continued at British Waterways following the completion of her post graduate qualifications. The ethos of both organisations strongly rooted her design approach in historic research and the identification of the ‘sense of place’. This approach has continued as a common thread as she has continued her career.
Kate has gained a wealth of wide-ranging experience over the last twenty years of practice. She has worked on many types of projects, ranging in scale from large scale urban extensions through to individual private gardens. This work has included design, detailing, Landscape and Visual Appraisals (LVIA/EIA), landscape planning and Public Inquiries. Clients have included private individuals, Architects, Planning Consultants, Engineers, Developers, Multi-Nationals and Local Authorities.
Amongst her involvement in a long list of varied projects across the whole of the UK, the redevelopment of Redcar seafront promenade stands out as a key and recently completed project. In 2008 in partnership with a colleague she brought together a multidisciplinary team of professionals to enter a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) international design competition. In 2009 after a gruelling series of public consultations and presentations they were delighted to win the competition.
Kate subsequently led the design development and detailing of the project as lead consultant. During the construction phase she spent a large proportion of time on site as the landscape supervisor for the project. The works included a water plaza, interactive light wave, shelters, a beacon building and a series of sculptural artworks. The scheme was successfully opened to the public in spring 2013.
Since joining Pegasus, Kate has enjoyed a slight shift in the balance of her work from development towards landscape planning. This change of emphasis has lead to her increased involvement in detailed landscape assessment work including the preparation of studies and material for Public Inquiry. Close collaboration with our Urban Design team on several housing schemes has also ensured a continuation of landscape design input into projects.